#Poetry: After the Reading

My favorite
characters
have spilt
my guts
in public–

Now alone
with
my ‘self’

though

I

am
perhaps
a pretty
lie.

The globe
spins for
the sake
of

tradition

Gravity
binds
us to

memories
and visions
of sudden
lingering-

death.

Words and image (c) Rob Goldstein 1986, 2014, 2020