Sharing Stories

Sheldon Sturges | Jun 19, 2017, 10:39 a.m.
Sheldon Sturges...awake.


Night has fallen—

the milky orb in the sky

mocks him with a celestial smirk.

The tattered remains of his day

lie askew at the foot of the bed

ready to be pieced together tomorrow.

His psyche drowns

in a dank pool of hubris…

as selections from “Light Jazz and Rhetoric”

play on the hi-fi of the communal imagination.

Sheldon Sturgis

Sheldon Sturges is a semi-retired clerical worker, living in West Seattle.

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