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Welcome World to Our World
by Thomas R. Thomas

she is in her hospital bed
in our family room
now four months

and then
two years in the
hospital before this

and it’s not in fear
that I venture
out our door

yet in need
to buy our food
then venture back in

it’s just a bare barrier
a protection from
the world

yet we rely
on this door
for our shelter

and this has been our
quiet life for over
four months

welcome
world to our
world

Thomas (ELDER ZAMORA)

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:
I always want to challenge myself with my writing. Once I have mastered a form and have developed a poetic voice, I challenge myself to break the mold start new. That has not always been successful, apparently my voice still comes through.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Thomas R. Thomas publishes the small press Arroyo Seco Press. Publications include Carnival, Chiron Review, and Silver Birch Press. His books are Scorpio, Five Lines, Climbing Eternity, in which the world is turned upside down, the art of invisibility, Star Chasing, and The High Cost of Dying. His next book three on a wire from Tebot Bach will be out soon.

Author photo by Elder Zamora