days of the nearly dead

Those of us who live

without water

without air

who drink in dead memories

and feel the iron lung shift

what’s left in and out and in—

We are not easily startled

we are not used to

the red lights of single rooms

the bachelor sinks

the faint whisper of here

this is what it feels like to

have blood flow through you


About Margaret Elysia Garcia

Margaret Elysia Garcia is the author of short story ebook collection Sad Girls and Other Stories, and the audiobook Mary of the Chance Encounters, and the co-founder and lead playwright of Las Pachucas, theatrical troupe. She teaches creative writing and theatre in a California state prison.
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