Lyrical Somerville – June 21

On June 21, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times


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Our featured poet this week is Somerville’s Ed Meek. Ed is a poet and fiction writer. His latest short story collection is titled Luck.

Ed Meek

Ghosts

If there is an Oversoul
as the transcendentalists thought
ghosts inhabit it…
Maybe Undersoul
is more accurate.

Underneath the earth,
deep underground
a railroad: cars filled
with the dead children
of Sandy Hook, Columbine, Virginia Tech,
on their way to Paradise…

I like to think I hear the train whistle
in the distance as I walk to work,
and as I lie dreaming at night in bed,

anxiously drifting in and out of sleep.

— Ed Meek

 

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To have your work considered for the Lyrical send it to:
Doug Holder, 25 School St.; Somerville, MA 02143
dougholder@post.harvard.edu

 

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