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Poem of the Month

May’s Poem of the Month comes from John McAuliffe’s forthcoming collection The Way In

 

House at Night

Because there’s no one else around
you like the house at night.
Silent phones, a blank screen,
cherry blossom edging
the extra hour. Nothing to do.
No one’s going to call.

 

Spring,
a forgotten pocket you dip into,
turns up a late ray of light
across your mouth
and neck.
House at night, last
a little longer!

 

by John McAuliffe
from The Way In (May 2015)

 

 

John McAuliffe