The Look

It’s all written in her eyes
The look that cannot be disguised
A look of disappointment and surprise
A look to cut you down to size

 A look that means more
Than words can explore
The look that we invented words for
A look that goes straight into the core

A look like the scent
Of lost innocence
A look so profound
You’re afraid of the sound
That breathes through your sighs
That squeezes your thighs
And the juice from your eyes



The look you’ve been meaning to try
The look of goodbye

Published by mikepowernyc

Named one of New York's Best Emerging Poets 2019, my poetry chapbook The New Normal was published by Analog Submission Press. My novel The Zoo was published by Cacoethes Publishing House. Other poems and short stories have appeared in Subterranean Blue Poetry, The Journal of Microfiction, and Sick Lit Magazine, among others. Other works include a staged reading of my play Digging Up John Barrymore, performed by Dreamcatcher Entertainment, and five albums of original music recorded with my band Late Model Humans.

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