Locked in silent struggle—
           A prison of his own design;
He stares out in wonder
           At all that he has lost.

Stars burn brightly,
           Reflected in his eyes;
Retreating into darkness.
           A cold and silent night.


Rachel V. Olivier  Rachel V. Olivier's website lives in L.A. with a persnickety orange marmalade alien in a third-story walkup studio. She’s Girl Friday for the local Larchmont Chronicle and also proofreads, copy edits and does other writerly things on a freelance basis. Other than Everyday Weirdness, you can find her poetry and fiction in several places including: Drollerie Press, Aoife's Kiss, Electric Velocipede, Beyond Centauri, Daily Love, Mindflights, Lucrezia, and Bewildering Stories.

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