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Art by Ann Marie Rhiel 2018

Again the 11th Hour

 

by Robert Halleck

 

 

I sit and watch

his chest rise

slowly then sink

again as he approaches

the 11th hour of life.

He's alone but for me

who knows nothing

of him but the need

to be there so alone

is not a modifier of die.

 

 

 

Robert Halleck is a retired banker living in Del Mar, California with his muse, Della Janis. He fills his days with poetry, hospice volunteering, golf, and autocross racing. He has authored three volumes of poetry. Recent poems have appeared in The San Diego Poetry Annual, The Paterson Literary Review, The Galway Review, The Lake, and Halcyon Days.

In Association with Black Petals & Fossil Publications 2017