I Talk to You the Way Other People Talk to God

I talk to you the way other people talk to God
In silence
Inside my head

Hidden from the rest of the world
With no expectation of response

I talk to you with memories that I believe we share 
Of little things:
A kickball
A piece of sushi
A street sign
A melody

I experience you the way the other people do God
I see you in a cloud
I hear you in a breeze
I taste you in my empty mouth
I feel you in my soul

I love you the way other people love God
In absence
In nothing
In emptiness
With the unquestionable belief in another realm where we will live together forever

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 various publications, including Subterranean Blue Poetry, The Journal of Microfiction, and Sick Lit Magazine. 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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