Coincidence

.

last night
as I went in to bed
I threw the switch
to kill the light
and
as if I’d thrown
the breaker of the universe
every light was doused,
every light

below behind above beyond

was dead

except the light inside
my head

the window did not show
the steadfast street-lamp’s
amber glow

the tiny stars strewn below
of town, always lit at night
as I looked out and down,
were gone

the range clock light
did not blink

the red dot toaster
LED was fully bled

so there we were
myself and me
power out
in deepest night
instead

unmoored

still seeing ….. still being
by the light inside
my head
.

Jim Culleny
11/11/18

 

 

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