‘Dark Stripping’ and 2 more by R. Gerry Fabian


A sudden flash point-
a new center –
to explore perception
as something other
about to – now – gone.

a moonless night
by a minor river
without the trappings
of all your other
breathe slowly.

Just A Broken Wine Glass

Careless wet hand grasp
slips and hits
the inner marble
in the sink surround –
disintegrates into shards and fragments.

This was the wine glass
we sipped together
at our wedding table;
the glass we sipped champagne
after the birth of our children;
(who brings a chilled bottle
of brut champagne to a child birth.)
the wine glass,
I held late into the early morning
after the death of my father;
the wine glass that began all toasts
at Thanksgiving and Christmas;
the wine glass that was filled too often
after the biopsy revealed
the nodes were benign.

As I carefully pick
the shattered glass
out of the sink,
I know not even Amazon
can replace this.

Losing The Way

Gusty autumn strong storm
sleet/rain on the window pane.
The slow sobbing woman
sings the song of the hoop snake.

A tomboy’s female heart,
bottled blonde,
with the smell of jasmine
grimaces from
out of joint prick pain.

Ice pellets sting cold faces.
Recognition is never easy.


R. Gerry Fabian is a published poet and novelist. He has published five books of poetry. Parallels, Coming Out Of The Atlantic, Electronic Forecasts, Wildflower Women as well as his poetry baseball book, Ball On The Mound. In addition, he has published four novels : Getting Lucky (The Story), Memphis Masquerade, Seventh Sense and Ghost Girl.

His web page is https://rgerryfabian.wordpress.com
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He lives in Doylestown, PA

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