“Living” by Kimberly Kruge (poetry ’15)

“Living” by Kimberly Kruge (poetry ’15), published by The Missouri Review.


All I have ever wanted in this life is to live,
but our ghosts all day climb and descend the stairs.

When you sleep, I must shake you awake at least
three times, monitor the rise and fall of your abdomen.

When the dog sleeps I must do the same.
Every morning I wonder why we planted

a tree with ephemeral blooms, and I mourn
what has been devoured by our industrious ants.

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