Mocking with Partiality

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Contributor: A.J. Huffman

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I am plagued by absence
of time. I do not have
enough to finish
anything. Instead, I leave
myself notes, random pieces
of thought, puzzles that hold
potential of brilliance in the moment,
but later laugh at me from piles
of impossible completion.
I stare at them as if I remember
how they fit, try to fill their gaps
with words that might move them
to lines and stanzas I can label as
achievement. Mostly I just imagine
setting match to their sheets,
watching them turn into ash, a tangible
metaphor for me to choke on.

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A.J. Huffman’s poetry, fiction, haiku, and photography have appeared in hundreds of national and international journals. She is also the founding editor of Kind of a Hurricane Press.


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