The Week of Young Loss

(Lost Young)

For Jenn and Shornden

Can you hear that?
It’s the moon
calling you home

Usually the needle
works its way across
the record staying
in the groove

But at times it skips
backwards to repeat
and occasionally works
its own scratch
screamingly into the air

Yes I hear it!
The moon
The moon

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Bill McCloud is a poetry editor for the Right Hand Pointing literary journal and is the poetry reviewer for Vietnam Veterans of America. His poetry book, The Smell of the Light, reached #1 on The Oklahoman’s “Oklahoma Bestsellers List." His poems have appeared in Oklahoma Today and the Oklahoma English Journal. He is a faculty member of William Bernhardt’s annual WriterCon, presenting sessions on writing and publishing poetry.

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