Day 9

Day 9 – Total confirmed cases in US: 46,485

Starting today, I am going to try to post some original work each day until we can shake hands in the sun and drink a toast in a crowded bar again.

This is the last poem I wrote, inspired by an outing back in the pre-virus days, from earlier this month…


such eyes3

I saw you at the show
wiping tears of laughter (I think) from your eyes
such eyes I think I saw

I was watching your reactions
more than listening to the actors
their spotlights growing dim in the reflection of
such eyes I think I saw

I saw other faces too
some of those I love
I heard voices yelling, laughing, murmuring,
and I wondered which was yours

After, when I closed my eyes,
after you and yours had left
I could see you hiding,
from embarrassment of abandon,
such eyes I think I saw


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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