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Silver
(old and used)

(Excerpt from Silver: 4 Connotations)

by Jena Ardell

Wooden coffee table
slick with dew
A rare roadside treasure
free to those who can haul it away

Two giant
wet glasses stains
in the center
accented by
silver spills
of God-knows-what

The voice inside my head
says,
“Take me,
make me new.”

Originally published in L.A. Weekly, 2/10/12, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Reprinted in the Silver Birch Press Silver Anthology (November 2012), available at Amazon.com.