The Resting Place

Behind the fifth
left intercostal space lies the apex

of not thinking
he was satisfied

and would try
to find angst but he came back

like the connection
between the atria

and the ventricles,

from the silent
moment his heart is so still

his mouth
could be his belly.


Alison Eastley
Alison Eastley lives in Tasmania, Australia with her two teenage sons, one crazy dog, an elitist cat and credit card debt.