Mea Culpa

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Contributor: Kari Ann Ebert

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into the grain of our coffee table
lies a tiny face
all milk-eyed and mealy-mouthed

It stares at my deficiencies
spread out like girly magazines
skimmed for the photos
rather than the brilliant exposés
on world hunger or the practical applications
of quantum physics

It grins its jagged scalpels
dissecting my humiliation
into silver dollar offerings
One to die
One to live
One to gain what he won’t give

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Kari Ann Ebert lives in Dover, DE where she writes poetry and fiction. She also creates up-cycled wearable art.


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