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RC deWinter’s poetry is anthologized, notably in New York City Haiku (New York Times, 2/2017), Cowboys & Cocktails (Brick Street Poetry, 4/2019), Nature In The Now (Tiny Seed Press, 8/2019), Coffin Bell Two (2/2020), in print in 2River, Adelaide Magazine, Genre Urban Arts, Gravitas, In Parentheses, Kansas City Voices, Meat For Tea: The Valley Review, Night Picnic Journal, Nightingale & Sparrow. Prairie Schooner and Southword among many others and appears in numerous online literary journals.


Trigger Warning

in the ghetto of touch me not
an easy breath without a cough is a victory
a bullet dodged in a silent war with an invisible enemy

in imaginations owning nothing but time
the thoughtless need to clear one’s throat
becomes the reaper’s scythe

and as battalions fall into overcrowded trenches we
knowing they can’t hear us sing to the dying
salving consciences guilty of nothing but breathing

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