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

New album "Observations" available now. A veteran of NYC’s underground music scene, Mike Power played on the stages of such beloved lost venues as CBGB’s and Kenny’s Castaways, as well as stalwart surviving ones like Arlene’s Grocery and the Bitter End as singer/songwriter/bassist with Late Model Humans. In 2020, quarantining from the global pandemic he worked remotely with other artists to record a collection of new music called Observations, that infuses his punk roots with introspective acoustic pieces.

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