Touching Eternity


Thirty-nine years ago on this date – it was a Monday, like this one – I found a new kind of love. It wasn’t like any of the kinds of love I’d know to that point but it felt like it included all of them. It transcended each of them and brought them back to life with a newer, fresher glow.

It was happiness. It was God. It was eternity.

Once you have touched eternity it is almost impossible to lift your finger from it, even if holding on to it burns like ten thousand suns.

I still see that eternity in your eyes, my love. I cannot stop seeing it.

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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