Michael H. Brownstein: “After the Night Ended”

After the Night Ended

A tide of weather and early hair
Morning splinters into shoal reefs
We waken to graves
Mountainous islands windowed in purple blue mist
A hoarse seal cackling near a large piece of driftwood
Awe is the loudest silence
Let’s go home, get a good grasp of water,
And then head out to the factory of souls


Michael H. Brownstein‘s work has appeared in American Letters and Commentary, Skidrow Penthouse, Meridian Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, The Pacific Review, The Big Windows Review, poetrysuperhighway.com, and others. He has nine poetry chapbooks including A Period of Trees (Snark Press, 2004) and The Possibility of Sky and Hell (White Knuckle Press, 2013). His book, A Slipknot Into Somewhere Else: A Poet’s Journey To The Borderlands Of Dementia, was recently published by Cholla Needles Press. (2018).

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