a day's dissent
it is the cigarettes i ration
the ash layered floors, watching
a morning face in travel, sleep
then waking, and how did I miss
the connections? the slight of hand?
the gray skies bother too few
like a black and blue scar
the butt end of a day pressing
deep in the chest
a twilight yellow
Gary has a long ago MFA from Brooklyn College. His poems have recently appeared in Salamander, Nixes Mate Review, Hollow Tongue Magazine, and Third Wednesday. He has poems forthcoming in 2Bridges Review and Posit.