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A Simple Prayer
My mom went
Lord, protect me,
There’s a beauty
Alex M. Frankel
Alex M. Frankel’s first full-length poetry collection, Birth Mother Mercy, appeared in 2013 with Lummox Press. He is currently working on a memoir, entitled Fallen David, about being given up for adoption. His play Revocable Trust, was recently produced in Hollywood. He writes short stories, blogs, reviews books, and helps edit poems for the Antioch Review. Visit Alex on the web here.
The following work is Copyright © 2019, and owned by Alex M. Frankel and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
Around the Necropolis
After they were killed, they were killed
All rats remained rats
In the back room of the Lovers’ Museum and Gift Shop
Would the rats reawaken?
Polluted myths fell from the air.
Rat bones piled up so high
I knelt and kissed my embryo
After I was killed, I remained almost myself