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Two Hands on a Windowsill of a Tenement Window





Two Hands on a Windowsill of a Tenement Window

 
 

A prism bounces off a hand-blown glass window

tattooing two hands.

One beckoning finger signals:

Come up and see me sometime.

Gnarled fingers reveal nails bitten down to the bone,

and bruised knuckles rapped too many times

by Nuns at St. Michaels.

The hands wait like Madam Lafarge

for heads to roll.    


 

Milton P. Ehrlich
 
Milton P. Ehrlich, Ph.D. is an 86-year-old psychologist. He is also a Korean War veteran who has published many poems in periodicals such as the “Wisconsin Review,” “Descant,” “Toronto Quarterly Review,” “Chariton Review,” “Vox Poetica,”  “Red Wheelbarrow,” “Christian Science Monitor,” “Huffington Post,” and the “New York Times. 
 

 

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