photo by marie c lecrivain
Miguel Eichelberger has had over 60 poems appear in literary magazines around the world including Plainsongs Magazine, the Literary Review of Canada, Soliloquies Anthology, Poetry Salzburg, Existere, and the pacificREVIEW. His first play, Cave, was shortlisted for the 2015 Vancouver Fringe New Play Prize. His second play, Stupid Cupid, ran to 4-star reviews at the 2018 Edinburgh, Brighton and Vancouver Fringe. Festivals; and again at the 2019 Camden Fringe.
In morning's textured dark
The maws of yawning crickets
Express the planet's whispered melancholy.
Painting with a dawn brush
This un-still life.
A lock-jawed dumpster
Spouts the frustrated cackles
Of a soul thief.
October's crow blusters
At discarded packaging, commercials, words
Written on fat-stained paper.
What's left of a man approaches
And takes what the black messenger leaves behind.