THE END OF THE WORLD THROUGH A FISH BOWL

Sam Silva - THE END OF THE WORLD THROUGH A FISH BOWL

In summer time
I am an air conditioned icicle
…in winter, the steam which haunts the house.

I will not go into the grocery store with you Rachel
…I will ride along in the car
and be a witness to the distant terror of the world.
Images pass along through glass
much like the traffic of TV
…but I have lost the courage and strength
to go inside
and dance around these fat and hungry savages,
these muscled trolls who stroll and block the aisles
sneering with the powerful joy
of their consumption.

I will wait and stare through glass
for my girl-hero to return
to the sanctuary of our automobile
(our horseless miracle)
with a good natured oblivion
to those inner things which terrorize…

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About Sam Silva

Sam Silva has published poetry widely, both in print and online. His work has appeared in Samisdat, The American Muse, St. Andrews Review, Dog River Review, Third Lung Review, Main St. Rag, Charlotte Poetry Review, Parnassus, Rio Del Arts, Big Bridge, and Comrade Magazine. He is the author of nine chapbooks published by Third Lung Press, M.A.F. Press, Alpha Beat Press, and Trouth Creek Press, which were well received in reviews by Shelby Stephenson, Ron Bayes, Steve Smith, and the late North Carolina poet laureate Sam Ragan. Silva has ebooks available without cost at Physikgarden.com. His poetry collection, Eating and Drinking is available for order at online bookstores, and his full-length poetry books are available at Amazon. Three spoken word CDs can be purchased at CDBaby.

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