Tyranny | Jerrod Laber

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Distance is a cruel tyrant,
the stone hardness of
            my heart,
battered ligaments, shorn and
            ripped apart,
the clement ardor of your grace
            the only
comfort for my hollow, brittle

Jerrod Laber is an Appalachian poet and writer. He lives in Virginia with his wife and dog. Twitter: @four_godot.

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