Poem—"Medicinal Art"

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David Radavich

 

Poem: "Medicinal Art"

 
So this is
the trajectory 
of my life,
 
the graph 
someone higher
can pick up 
and read.
 
Is that one peak
the week
 
we spent at the beach
strolling on sand
 
and thinking
of turtles returning?
 
The low 
valley perhaps
 
my son’s death
or loss of that job
 
always hated
yet needed as sin.
 
It is nice to see 
everything
plotted on paper.
 
Now I know
what it all means—
 
a line as if
written 
on an upturned palm
 
that can reach out
and touch
 
almost a life.
 

 


 

Biography

David Radavich's poetry collections include America Bound: An Epic for Our Time (2007), Canonicals: Love's Hours (2009), and Middle‐East Mezze (2011). His plays have been performed across the U.S., including six Off‐Off‐Broadway, and in Europe. His latest book is The Countries We Live In (2014).

 

© 2013 David Radavich, used by permission


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