Day 48

Day 48 – Total confirmed cases in US: 1,106,373
Sweet normalcy
that was a nightmare not so long ago
is the only comfort left

To share a ride with a stranger
or a meal with a friend
or the erosion of a little bit more
of conventional regard

She pulled the flower to her face
it yielded then returned and pretended
it hadn’t shared its soul with hers

She pulled the flower to her face
in the shade, on a cloudy day
A blue car slowed to watch her
a little dog turned his head
the world stopped revolving for a moment

A raindrop fell on the next page
clung like a teardrop on my skin
blurred the words even more than words are usually blurred

A cell phone and a stroller
two men with masks avoiding
two children with their own unintended thoughts

The songs come out of the cars
it doesn’t matter what the music is
it doesn’t matter what the music is
when the sun comes out


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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