like the rocking I just did for the little star
in life’s one chorusless track
and why my life’s melody is danced to.
She’s the best line of my unwritten poem.
She’s the metaphor that isn’t.dance, dance
along the thread
and she tells me don’t
in my arms and the thread seems
thinner and my legs seem heavier
and just when my lungs hunger for yesterday
my eyes see her
clearing us into tomorrow
and I trust, trust.
Jay J. Dermer graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He went on to law school and practices in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, where he lives with his wife and newborn daughter. He just started writing again after a ten year hiatus and attributes the birth of his daughter for sparking that flame. He is now stoking the fresh fire of a re-emerging poet.