UP THERE

By Roger Singer

UP THERE
 
 
The moon
 
a legend in
the sky
 
a face to
talk to
a light to cry under
 
a beacon
for our paths
alongside
rivers
shorelines
and late night
sidewalks
 
we observe
from here
at the
basement of
gravity
a beauty that
haunts us.

SMALL AND GREAT


I lit a candle
for comfort

its light overtakes
the immediate darkness
dispelling ghosts
and phantoms

long shadows
drip from the
table

the flame
dances with song

walls and corners
fail at hiding
from
the single
brightness

the light
so small
believes in its
power
to protect

and expose

TRYING TO GET OUT



There’s rain
in the desert
where lizards
and one eyed dogs
live
on the
wrong side of the
tracks
and bars with
tired neon’s
blink onto
cactus and sand
where nothing
comes alive
except
lightening and
dry winds
as we try for the
right way
leaving behind
what tries to
hold us back
in the desert
where even the
water has no place
to go.

About the Author:

Dr. Roger Singer has been in private practice for 38 years in upstate New York.  He has four children, Abigail, Caleb, Andrew and Philip and seven grandchildren.  Dr. Singer has served on multiple committees for the American Chiropractic Association, lecturing at colleges in the United States, Canada and Australia, and has authored over fifty articles for his profession and served as a medical technician during the Vietnam era. Dr. Singer has over 1,000 poems published on the internet, magazines and in books and is a Pushcart Award Nominee.  Some of the magazines that have accepted his poems for publication are:  Westward Quarterly, Jerry Jazz, SP Quill, Avocet, Underground Voices, Outlaw Poetry, Literary Fever, Dance of my Hands, Language & Culture, The Stray Branch, Toasted Cheese, Tipton Poetry Journal and Indigo Rising, Down in the Dirt, Fullosia Press, Orbis, Penwood Review, Subtle Tea, Ambassador Poetry Award Massachusetts State Poetry Society, Louisiana State Poetry Society Award, Mad Swirl Anthology 2018.

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