Alan Toltzis

Without a Trace

If only I were tubes and hollows,
some vast landscape

of regimented purpose
coursing under aging skin,

hurt and need
would travel untrackable within me,

the ground unscuffed
even in places, soft and wet,

and my spirit would weave
through unbent grass and weeds

alighting on an unbowed reed,
its only movement the sway of air.

Alan Toltzis
(alantoltzis.com), the author of The Last Commandment, recently completed a second manuscript, and is at work on a third.

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