My Life

Duane Anderson

My Life – Part I

Enclosed in this envelope
is my life.
If you find the envelope empty,
it is my life.
Write me a letter
so I may have something to talk about.
It need not be much.
“Thanks for nothing” is all
that need be said.
Yesterday I was empty,
tomorrow I will have nothing.
It is a change.

My Life – Part II

I look into emptiness;
it is all around me.
The book has no words,
my face is blank,
no sound comes from the radio.
I turn the switch on the lamp,
but no light comes on.
I look into my palms.
It says life will be short
and empty.

Duane Anderson

Duane Anderson currently lives in La Vista, NE.  He has had poems published in The Pangolin Review, Fine Lines, Cholla Needles, Tipton Poetry Journal, Poesis Literary Journal and several other publications. He is the author of ‘Yes, I Must Admit We Are Neighbors,’ ‘On the Corner of Walk and Don’t Walk,’ and ‘The Blood Drives: One Pint Down.’



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