Last Journal

I hear the rasp of
scribbling ink
from an emptying pen
held between
the bones of a hand

almost indistinguishable
scrawling against
the great blackness
that tries to obliterate
all meaning from this page

 


David Anthony Sam has written poetry for over forty years and has two collections, including Memories in Clay, Dreams of Wolves (2014). He lives in Virginia with his wife and life partner, Linda, and currently serves as president of Germanna Community College. In 2014-15, he had poems accepted by American Tanka, Artemis Journal, The Birds We Pile Loosely, Buddhist Poetry Review, Carbon Culture Review, The Crucible, FLARE: The Flager Review, From the Depths, Heron Tree, Hound, Literature Today, On the Rusk, Piedmont Virginian Magazine, The Scapegoat Review, The Summerset Review, and The Write Place at the Write Time.


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