A Statistic- Timothy Tarkelly

 

Without a reason to rise, they fall

and break upon a gentle chin,

young and daring to look up.

A graceless splash

drowns everyone

within arm’s reach.

The branches missed on the way down?

Pocket change

and the jobs they think they should have taken.


Timothy Tarkelly has had poetry featured by Paragon Journal, GNU, Whisper and the Roar, Haunted Waters Press, Cadaverous Magazine, Poets & War, Cauldron Anthology, Lycan Valley Press, Fourth & Sycamore, and Aphelion. When he is not writing, he works for a non-profit that serves survivors of domestic and sexual violence in western Kansas.

 

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