5:19

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Every day at 5:19
I run into somebody I haven’t seen
in two and a half years
or sometimes three
and sometimes I don’t even know if it’s me

But this time it is
At least I’m pretty sure
Although I have been sure before
only to find out I was totally wrong

Sometimes I confuse confessions with a line from a song

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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