Poems by Michael F. Gill

Embers

empathy for the embers
leftover from 
last night's desperation

oblivion casts long shadows—
the mind keeps burning it 
to see peace


Metaphor For ________

the knife shouldn’t exit 
the pie cleanly
part of it sits on the blade

this love shouldn't exit
the body cleanly
part of it is bleeding


The Leap

in the arch of a ballerina's foot
a school of birds 
taking flight


Charlie Interrupts The Conversation To Say

hover just on the edge
of a gravitational
anomaly


Destination

hey everyone
stop falling in love without me
i'm stuck in traffic


Getting Nowhere, But Making A Spectacle
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Michael F. Gill lives in Boston and creates poetry, music, podcasts, and puzzles, all of which can be found at http://www.bbtp.net. He is currently listening to disco and running to the bakery. 

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