CALIFORNIA SENIOR POETS HONOR SCROLL
Deanne E. Gwinn

CHAMBERS


In discovery of dark chambers
I bring content to light,
the private place of self-repose
laid bare in others' sight.
As magistrate adjudicate
and agitate inflamed debate.
In discovery of dark chambers
I find kindling to ignite.

In discovery of dark chambers
I expose a wilderness,
where mitral functions maladroit
achieve each moment less.
With abstinence of thought dispense
insentient malevolence;
in discovery of dark chambers
I uncover emptiness.

In discovery of dark chambers
I unclose a confined space
designed to hold a single round
of power in its place--

In discovery of dark chambers
I aim the barrel at my face.


Deanne E. Gwinn
Soledad, California



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DEANNE E. GWINN, 57, Soledad, a homemaker and aspiring novelist, is secretary/treasurer of the Central Coast Writers (CCW) branch of the 100-year-old California Writers Club. She is also a volunteer at the Peace Resource Center on the Monterey Peninsula. Her birth sign is Aquarius.