I Savor The Pain You Cause Me – Do You Think I’m Crazy?

Do you think I’m crazy


Either way,

You’re probably right

I’ll defer to your judgment because I don’t trust my own

My mind is such a…


Funny thing?

Train wreck?

Constellation of super novas?

Series of elusive mys ter ies?

Dead end street?


You are such a…

You are a snow-capped mountain rising from the sterile desert

You are

a drop of hydrogenated oxygen in a desiccated vacuum

You are

a handful of hope

You are

a giggle in a gas chamber

You are

the promise of tomorrow in a world of endless yesterdays

You are

the answer to the eternal questions:

How? and


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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