Issue Five

Autumn 2012

 

Deadline


The deadline is a red
line. Don’t mistake it
for a headline. It’s not
one of those lines
on your face.
The deadline leaves
no trace you can
find, tells you no lies,
leaves you no time
to freak out from
fear or surprise.
It’s a sneak.
It comes from behind,
goes under your chin,
from ear to ear
and all the way
in.

 

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Jane Røken

 

 

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