20 Questions

Let’s play twenty questions:

  1. On your way to work do you ever stop and wonder if you’ve gone the wrong way?
  2. If you got off at the wrong stop?
  3. If you took the wrong exit?
  4. If it’s too late to go back?
  5. If it’s too late to go forward?

  6. Do you ever think about the number that will be your final age?
  7. Or about what will finally do you down?
  8. About the last sound you’ll hear?
  9. The last face you’ll see?
10. The last lips you’ll taste?

11. Do you ever think about me?

12. Who are the people who get to breathe the sweet air that surrounds you?
13. Who are the ones you turn to when your well runs dry?
14. Do they fill your cup?
15. Is the sky always blue around you?
16. Are the clouds frightened away by your sunny eyes or your windy smile?

17. Does the earth soften under your feet?
18. Do the birds save their prettiest songs for your ears?
19. Does inspiration follow you around like a lost puppy?
20. Or does it just seem that way?

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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