Poetry

May 18, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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By

Carl Colvin

 

 

 

Friday’s Dream

 

 

The clang of my third hitting

the tabletop is heard over beer-

 

stained floor and minds, as lines

wind through each room

 

to the wooden sanctuary to partake

in weekly ceremonies dedicated

 

to upturned glass bottoms.

My mind floats up through

 

the smoke-filled ceiling and past

the point of healing into the chilled

 

air stilled by the moon’s harsh glare

locking onto my misty eyes

 

and lightly pushing me into a blanket

of snow filled with disfigured metallic

 

scraps. My head now rests on a tire.

 

 

 

 

 

Creaks and Breaks

 

 

Naked tree branches

outside my window bend

and brace against winds

from the west. The music

of their struggle lulls

me to a doze, my mind

 

drifting from moments

ago of my brother walking

into my room, his tears

trailing on the creaky floor.

I sneak downstairs to see

my mom by the stove,

 

crying as well. The worn

wooden front door groans,

swaying to and fro

in the wind, but I sulk

back upstairs, for nothing

new has happened here.

 

 

 

 

 

Carl Colvin

Carl Colvin is a writer, editor, and musician residing in Chicago. Last year, he was chosen by Z Publishing as one of Illinois’s Best Emerging Poets and was also published by the Valparaiso Fiction Review. Musically, he performs on oboe and English horn in a variety of genres, ranging from classical to hip hop.

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2 Comments

  1. Santosh May 18, at 05:17

    Yes I enjoyed these poems of Carl Colin.

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