12/31/21

by Michael Buebe

            a chalky sugar

            your teeth munch

            to powder

 

                        my lungs

                        popcorned with covid / coals /

                        dry —              my throat clicks

 

            my throat

            or         the

            clicking

            of wings?

 

                        what breathless

                        insect I’ve become

About the Author

Michael Buebe is a poet & painter from Galesburg Illinois. He has work out & forthcoming in: Common Ground Review, Drunk Monkeys, Masque & Spectacle, and The American Journal Of Language. You may find him on Twitter @michaelbuebe and his art on Instagram @michaelbuebeart.