“Monograph” by Gary Glauber

Home, a major chord,
played to sustain.
Pattern of wallpaper’s
texture ingrained
into décor of mind.
As chorus hook plays
over reminisced wonder,
synapses fire
to warm chills
of time lost.
It’s all coming back,
everything in its hard due,
days of illumined lessons,
ships of quiet concern
run sadly aground.
Wild times, brother,
high school retinue
like scars explained.
Evidence compiled
in ragamuffin fashion,
pointless trash
blown farther along,
swirling resistance
to this year’s discontent.
Coda fades to oblivion,
but notes get hummed
for ages hence,
triggered by sense memory
of every little thing.


Gary Glauber is a poet, fiction writer, teacher, and former music journalist. His works have received multiple Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominations. His two collections, Small Consolations (Aldrich Press) and Worth the Candle (Five Oaks Press) and a chapbook Memory Marries Desire (Finishing Line Press) are available through Amazon.

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