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

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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 Give the Bard a Tetanus Shot (Vegetarian Alcoholic Press, 2019). She was formerly on the editorial teams of the New International Voices series (Ice Floe Press), Barren Magazine, 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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