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©2018 Barren Magazine. An Alt.Lit Introspective.

the Point


by Ikem Ukeka

three weeks of practicum
too many hours passed at
one Point

my patients were oft very weak;
so we did our therapy on the beach,
where we spent hours rebuilding castles
formerly fortified until the tide of time swept by

home seems to be this destruction and construction–
not of sand, but of am:
being. torn down only to rebuild,
made empty so as to be filled

i found the floor full of an unseemingly finite number of rocks, crystals, and fossils all formlessly made a formidable surface to apply forces for performing physical exertions

all my patients progressed
none. the less.

Header photograph © Jason D. Ramsey.

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