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Breath & Shadow

A Journal of Disability Culture and Literature

Winter 2015

Volume 12 Issue 1

 

 

Breath and Shadow
  Winter 2015

Volume 12 Issue 1

Optimum Gratitude

By Keith Nunes



feel it all the way to the bottom,

let it scald like a menopausal hot flash, sober and clean and steam-burn intense, the moment is held

hanging

from the horse-rustler's noose, in the arc of Poe's blade unflinching near perfect




Keith Nunes lives in rural Bay of Plenty (New Zealand) with a retinue of crackpots. His obtuse and melodramatic poems have been published widely Down Under. He's a former newspaper sub-editor but has been granted divine forgiveness. Tormented by depression, anxiety and a string of addictions, he has now found a safe haven - physically, psychologically and creatively. He often has great days.










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