By Joseph Lisowski
Blood is more than pulse running
from a hidden heart.
Blood is a spectre,
a deep purple clot
that surrounds the body
that slaps hard
against mouth and nose.
A heavy cloth held
by a muscular hand.
Blood is pressure outside,
grief closing in.

We must struggle against this,
our breath which carries this clot.

Joseph Lisowski is one of the winners from the latest KotaPress Anthology Contest! We here at KotaPress are proud to showcase his work in this way. KotaPress Anthology Vol. 1, No. 2 will be released in Sping 2001. Look for more of Joseph's work there!


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