I am crossing the street
and the cars are coming too fast
as in a cartoon or a dream.

Life makes bad dreams now
One little story of failure after
Another story of failure

in the morning
I start again and try
work move breathe cry.

when words fall out of my hands
I get the glue and fix them.D. B. Hoeber is an artist and writer who received her art training at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Moore College of Art. She has been writing poetry since about 1980 and attended Bread Loaf Writers Conference. Her poetry has been published in the Ohio Review, Gumball Poetry, the Aurelian, and in the Drexel Online Journal.

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