Day 27

Day 27 – Total confirmed cases in US: 501,680

…and on on the 27th day, despair rested…


I have a buoyant spirit. It can’t be held down for very long. It gravitates toward inspiration

Sadness comes, of its course, to everyone. A person we love dies, or moves away, or doesn’t love us back, or loves us back in a terrible way and drags our spirit down.

A spirit can rise every day like the sun. And blaze and glow and share its light. And one day, of its course, will explode and leave behind a hole.

But now, while my spirit lives, and walks among the others here, I will try to guide its course above inevitable sadness.


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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