Green storm of light
I see when I look out of my cubicle—
it’s 9 am here
in the wake of you.
The intersection at 38th & I recall (Market)
busy with breeze, standing
after an ovation aimed at
no one in particular.
My mornings, I want to tell you,
begin with the deep breath
and I hold it in until I begin typing
nonsense / mirage (com ‘ere) / thought
weighs, they weigh
more than both of us,
but who am I
to say the sun doesn’t
gasp when it flinches / strikes
your skin— it could be roped off by yellow tape
and say what
no, go around
(I know this happens to me)
There is a wind that follows me
home. An intersection huddling
among broken tail lights, windshield
specks of blue.
Then I step diagonally
across the sunlight
into a more perfect
kind of damage. Scott Glassman lives in South Jersey and works in the medical education field. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Iowa Review, Sentence, and others. He also curates the INVERSE Reading Series in Philly.