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Featured Poem – September/October 2008

The rumbling is audible.
The stomach pains are lightning bolts.
There is a need to extinguish the flames.

During the ritual of bottle collecting,
she drains the remaining liquids.
It causes her mouth-blisters to scream.

She awakens with a scream.
The scream is real.
Her dream is not.

Do dreams come true?
Do they foretell the future?

Ruth Bryant
About the Poet

Ruth Bryant joined ASC’s Creative Writing Workshop in 2001. She’s also a beloved volunteer at ASC, managing our Clothing Room for nearly a decade. “I’m using talents I didn’t know I had,” says Bryant. “Creative writing has awakened something in me. I enjoy it tremendously.”

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