The Presence of Earshot

of leisure noise deprived 

of sentry would hear

muffled imagination, 

would form 

a mental concierge 

to peek through 

sky-hole stairway, 

could advent waxing ecstatic 

to hear 

conjugal and clandestine 

bleat inane 

in the euphoric eye. 

'The Presence of Earshot' is a black-out poem created in 2018. It was published in Paper Trains Journal, which you can view online.


The accompanying photography for this piece was shot by Audrey Gretz.