2004 Poetry in Eye Candy Zine: “Amber Glass Father”


Eye candy poem & pic Eye candy poem

Amber Glass Father By: V.C. McCabe

Scent of scotch on
paternal breath.

Beneath my chest,
a gasp of guilt
locked in ribcage.

Psychosomatic sinew,
twisted nerve ’round
rotten apple core.

The thorn in my side:
your legacy.

Fatalist wrapped in
straitjacket sentiment.

Published by V. C. McCabe

V.C. McCabe is an Appalachian poet and the author of Ophelia (Femme Salvé Books, 2023) and Give the Bard a Tetanus Shot (Vegetarian Alcoholic Press, 2019). She has edited for Barren Magazine, the New International Voices series (Ice Floe Press), and Frontier Poetry. Her work appears in ekphrastic exhibits and journals worldwide, including EPOCH, Poet Lore, and Prairie Schooner. Her website is vcmccabe.com.

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