Let There be Color

by Lavinia Kumar

$15 US
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Cover Art by Lavinia Kumar

Copyright © 2015

The Lives You Touch Publications

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Collateral Damage

And after two weeks of pricking,

poking, cutting, packing, hoping

by residents, surgeons – suddenly

his right hand goes nearly numb.

It’s a distance from near-blind eyes,

of the relentless hustle bustle,

and so relegated to the outback,

to an empty barn of wait and see.

A later dropped foot, even further

from his eyes, is new mystery

in the barnyard of endless visits –

the flip-flopping foot consigned

to an outer field of wait and see –

a wild animal disruptor of order

and routine of pokes, meds, tests,

evening drips, morning rounds,

the brief gaggle of friendly chat.

Smiles focus narrowly on eyes,

all in the hope time will cure

any interloping aberrant ferals.

Table of Contents

In Due Time

Memory Fractured

Es gibt ein Loch

Glimmers and Lightness

Perhaps To Wake Again

The Sad of Eyes

Cerebrospinal Fluid Drips from Nose

Patience Wanting

Meals come with the Blues

Unending Urns

Up to the Minute

Dad Will See My Face

Body, Let There Be Color

Pastel Colors

Itinerant Traveler

As Dusk would Fade

We are Like the Dreamer who Dreams

     and then Lives in the Dream


Mind Into Eye into Mind

Licensed Practical Nurse

She is Isis.  She is Prithvi.

Evening Machine

Daydream of the Gallery

Opto Kinetic Reflex Drum

Green Curtains in ICU

Collateral Damage

Tributes, Tributaries

Still the Nightmare at Home

Home Again

That Year