Single Paradiddle by Gary Glauber


Longing’s belongings

overgrown in underbrush;

windswept echoes of dreams


abandoned as insufferable pity

goes softly unvoiced

like dust particles in sunlight,


resting in crevices unseen, invisible

to naked eyes, ever endless yearning

in innocent cries never invoked,


a braille with no map of meaning

silenced by trill of steady beats

from this oversized pump of heart.


©2018 Gary Glauber


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Gary Glauber is a poet, fiction writer, teacher, and former music journalist. His works have received multiple Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominations. He champions the underdog to the melodic rhythms of obscure power pop. His two collections, Small Consolations (Aldrich Press) and Worth the Candle (Five Oaks Press), and a chapbook, Memory Marries Desire (Finishing Line Press), are available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and directly from the publishers.


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