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Last updated July 3, 2004; first published to the web: July 3, 2004.
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Zachary Bricker – Berks
Night after night you lie in bed; light peels
back from your eyes.
Two bangs of a loud drum, one after the other.
The television set broadcasts more fear; you finally
see the monsters.
Two crashes of rock, one on top of the other.
Zachary Bricker's poem appears here with his express written permission and cannot be reprinted or otherwise used without his express written permission.