Sarah Nichols

Sarah Nichols lives and writes in Connecticut. She is the author of three chapbooks, including She May Be a Saint (Hermeneutic Chaos Press, 2016) and Edie (Whispering): Poems from Grey Gardens (dancing girl press, 2015). Her work has also appeared in the RS 500, Emerge Literary Journal, and the Ekphrastic Review.

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Be Careful

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Look out for poison.

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The black hole. The

bad idea like a

magician’s trick:

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now you see it. Now

you don’t.

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Look out for the

hard feelings. The

PR smile.

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The noises, in the

body, floating.

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Look out for the third rail.

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Take your medicine.

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The heart creeps.

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Source: King, Stephen. The Shining. New York: Signet, 1977. Print.

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Red Light

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The bad years total you

like a

car accident.

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All the little things,

unexplained.

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old wounds

craving a

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new scene.

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Stumble out.

wait.

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Red light

green light.

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closer and closer.

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More is coming.

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Source: King, Stephen. The Shining. New York: Signet, 1977. Print.

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