History Lessons I cross to avoid hearing more of your troubles, how this world persecutes with biting indifference, ignoring your many medications for stiff joints and rashes. You rail on, molten lava from under heavy eyelids through a rasping wheeze, a birdâ€™s caw and cackle, your words forming inescapable circles. This hospitalâ€™s soundtrack is pleasantly unnerving, sweet tunes hiding horrors. I sit bedside and ponder old couples and friends; what you say shocks me into silence. I cannot predict your mood swings, the acrimony of your tone. Words as weapons plunder and raze as afternoon light dims. It would not surprise me to see you howling at the full moon. ~ Gary Glauber
Fredericksburg Literary & Art Review Volume 3, Issue 1
FLAR is an independently published literary and art magazine located in Fredericksburg, Virginia.