…and dim the lights, acting as a soft veil covering my eyes,
The numbers on the clock glow faintly across the room,
but it is not this time anymore.

I command each memory deliberately, sharply,
And let them play on stage,
the characters knowing their lines very well,
passing from one scene to the next without hesitation.


About the Poet:
Marietta Calvanico lives in Staten Island, NY. After spending a bit more than two decades in advertising/marketing, she now works with her architect husband and has been able to devote more time to writing and music. Her poetry,short fiction and non-fiction have appeared in print publications and on line.


Poetry Breakfast accepts submissions of poetry and poetry related creative non-fiction year-round.  See our Submission Guidelines page for details on submitting your work.

Photo by Gerd Altmann.