Like Footsteps and Glances


 
Voices float, cross, melt, fade, and dissolve
like footsteps
and glances

Recognition sparks, jabs, irritates, and overwhelms

like hunger
and desire

Breezes whisper, cling, insinuate, and ruffle

like memory
and forgetting



Shadows fall, stretch, deepen, bite, and swallow
like animals
and passion

Light imposes, hints, confronts, argues, and conquers

like birth
and death

Time creeps, crawls, flies, laughs, breaks, and disembowels

like love
and hate

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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