2005 Poetry in Color Wheel Journal: “Infinite”


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Infinite By: V.C. McCabe

Her liquid heart is a colored pool
icing over on a frozen path
slowly solidifying, a murky mirror
soon to shatter beneath his feet.

There is no lullaby she could sing
to make the pieces dance
back together. So she turns
her back on the past. It blurs
like a drunken memory.

The pain melts off the canvas
in watercolor rivers.

She looks to the horizon
the golden hues of hope
bubble gum sky twinkling
with possibilities of
healing, of possibility.

She packs her thermos, hot
coffee steam curling, foggy
windows blocking the view
behind: His disapproving pose
sinks into shadow.

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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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