Switched-on Gutenberg Vol. 6, No. 2
Wish You Were Here

one thin wall, a narrow world away
he sleeps I pace
morning a narrow hall
one thin wall worlds away
he sleeps I pace one room
between us sleeps a world
away I pace one wall
a narrow bed worlds
away pole to pole I pace—
he sleeps, he dreams
worlds away

Copyright 2004,  Elizabeth Austen

Elizabeth Austen's poems have appeared in the anthology Poets Against the War, the South African journal Carapace, Pontoon, and the Seattle Review, among others. She produces literary programming for KUOW, 94.9, public radio, and earned an MFA in Creative Writing at Antioch University-Los Angeles. She was a 2003 Jack Straw Writer and is an alumna of Hedgebrook, a retreat for women writers.


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