Ace Boggess

CROSSING
                              

the West Virginia/ Pennsylvania border
masked in mist
a cataract
turned mother-of-pearl
I know this mile but can’t see the sign
coming home invisible the way I always do
like a talented thief
breaking in to his dwelling
where shadows keep watch&
nothing’s left to steal





Ace Boggess is the author of two books of poetry: The Prisoners (Brick Road, 2014) and The Beautiful Girl Whose Wish Was Not Fulfilled (Highwire, 2003).  He is an ex-con, ex-husband, ex-reporter and completely exhausted by all the things he isn't anymore.  His writing has appeared in Harvard Review, Mid-American Review, RATTLE, River Styx, and many other journals. He lives in CharlestonWest Virginia.

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