*GATOR SPRINGS GAZETTE
a literary journal of the fictional persuasion

LIFE SENTENCES(page five)

POSSESSIONS
by Paula Grenside

He has come to watch the place, to case the joint and make assessment of what is worth keeping, but while we draw an inventory, he chuckles, puffs on his pipe, chuckles, then tells us to leave everything but this sky that opens its poetry book and reads itself aloud in the sunset's clutter.

© Paula Grenside 2004

Paula Grenside lives in Italy, near Venice, where she teaches British and American Literature to high school students. She has published poetry and fiction in both English and Italian. She is the poetry and art editor of Avatar Review.

(paulieg@libero.it)

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