Devoted To The Man Upstairs

Devoted To The Man Upstairs short poem

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He exists beyond my senses

my body is drawn to corners sometimes
spaces blocked by load-bearing walls
yet most often to windows
at early morning hours
when the building opposite
is barely illuminated
forbidding as a cliff face or a gothic manor
a profile of shadow we both watch
overseeing those sleeping souls
or plotting some permanent mishap
slow percolation of mutant leukocytes
cells in the heart wall dying of starvation
the old saw of a repetitive dream
buffet of guilt and anxiety
we observe this pageant of unconsciousness
for hours of cold skin and suppressed breath
until floorboard creak signals an end
shifting weight as his attention
is drawn away so I creep to my bed
until I detect his gravity again and try
to make sense of his actions.

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a poet from Seattle Washington USA. His poetry has appeared in print in publications such as Bellowing Ark, Point Nopoint, and most recently in Contraposition magazine. When not writing poetry he is a Human Resources professional, a repentant glutton, and a novelist specializing in the weird-fiction genre.
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