Poem for Erin

This is a poem I wrote after
I woke up after
I dreamt I was writing
and I told you to wait.
-because you were getting ready-
-because we were supposed to go out-
as I wrote this sentence¹
which was to end the paragraph
that I don’t remember the rest of
because it never existed.

¹…like if a sentence was a forest, like if words blocked light

Mark Gluth is the author of the novels The Late Work Of Margaret Kroftis (Akashic) and No Other (Sator), the story collection The Goners (Kiddiepunk),and is the co-writer, with Michael Salerno,  of the screenplay GIANT.  He lives in Bellingham, Washington.
 Original artwork by J. Paige Heinen

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