Single Paradiddle by Gary Glauber
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
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.