Six Feet Between and Under by Candace R. Curran

Candace Curran by Natasha Hanna

Candace R. Curran is a founding member of multimedia exhibitions throughout Western MA. Twice named Poet’s Seat Laureate, publications include, Bone Cages and Playing in Wrecks and journals, Raw NerVZ , Meat for Tea among others. A Straw Dog member from Franklin County, she lives on the Buckland side of the Iron Bridge.

Six Feet Between and Under

When you feel trapped
like a fox
have to gnaw your own
foot off
this when he gave you a
he will never forget

you leaving him
whiskey burnt and heart
torn out of its porch railings
tooth and nail
truth or dare
yanked from his easy chair
leaving you caught-up so

who do you call then
a cab the shelter
a friend an ambulance
social worker
police or priest
a ghost buster
the man in the moon
who saw it all when
trapped like a fox
what you do to save the rest

Sheltering at home
Six feet between and under
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