I Savor The Pain You Cause Me – Sand

It starts early and it never stops
If anything, it gets more intense over time
There’s no avoiding this curse
There’s no escaping this blessing

I’ve resigned to feed the flame until my fuel is spent
For you, child
I pretend to be more than I am
I believe every lie I can

I wouldn’t know you if we met today
But I would fall again
And excuse myself
And lose my place
And wander
And crash like a wave
Then dissolve into the sand

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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