In the poem "Lucifer"
on line 37, the quote
are happy caskets
waiting" is borrowed
As if you are a balloon on the slippery
figment fingers of the girl's blues;
thin as a vinaigrette,
the triangle too (a hypotenuse of radical two)
but who's counting
these days, countdown to holiday pay?
the harmonica too (a toy one but beside
the point): achy bone structures
fading down the avenue,
J. Michael Wahlgren is the author of two chapbooks: Chariots of Flame (2007) & Pre-elixir (2008) both on Maverick Duck Press & the full-length poetry collection Silent Actor (BeWrite, 2008). He was influenced early on by the fiction of Hermann Hesse. He resides in Boston, Ma where he edits Gold Wake Press.