Los Angeles

excerpt from:

Light Edge to Burn

by Monty Lawton


Patiently waiting for her cracking knuckles to reload


Tiny bubbles between the bones, floating amongst the tendon


Amplified by muscle and fingernail bed


Pop is the quiet thunderclap of the thumb


Clik is the aside her index finger remarks


A rhythm symphony of mallets on bone fist is pressed to palm


Minutes of rest, but the bubbles have not taken form "You'll get arthritis doing that"

Nonsense whispers her finger, when pressed to her nos

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