at the new big wong

Maryann Hurtt

my friend Ben
orders duck soup
sifts through the broth
finds bone chips
tells me
you know
they can prick your intestines
at least
that is what his mother
always told him
then he continues
to sip, pick, chew, and chance
random acts of violence
and understands
to live is to love
this duck soup
meat, broth, and the bones

 
 
 Maryann Hurtt

Maryann Hurtt

After almost 30 years of hospice nursing, Maryann Hurtt is now retired. Aldrich Press published her chapbook, River, in 2016. It celebrates resiliency in the face of dying. She loves exploring hole in the wall restaurants, finding out of the way bridges to walk.  Please visit her website www.maryannhurtt.com

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