Monday, April 10, 2017

Celebrate #NationalPoetryMonth with Mark Danowsky on the BKR

To the Creature that Lives in the Ceiling at Work

First I think you’re just a fly
somehow managed your way
into a ceiling fluorescent fixture

I’m still thinking you’re a fly
until I hear you shifting your weight
near another light panel

Then you’re all over the place
and I’m not focusing at all
on the report I was typing

I lean back to consider the option
of telling someone about you
leading to that sinking feeling

Tattling is not the same as an adult
and in this case it’s your life
on the line

I opt to turn out the light
believing this will placate you—

it seems to do the trick

Mark Danowsky’s poetry has appeared in Cordite, Grey Sparrow, Mobius, Right Hand Pointing, Shot Glass Journal, Third Wednesday and elsewhere. Mark is originally from the Philadelphia area, but currently resides in North-Central West Virginia. He works for a private detective agency and is Managing Editor for the Schuylkill Valley Journal.

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