Then

I say goodbye
to everyone I
have ever loved

our iterations of light
to crawl along
the electric
body prowl

if I could I would offer you
the culmination of my sirens

to prove that this is
what I have been
what I miss

Robert Balun received his MFA from The City College of New York, where he was a recipient of the Jerome Lowell DeJur Prize in Creative Writing and the Teacher-Writer Award. His debut chapbook, Self (Ceremony), is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press. His poems have appeared in Bodega, Similar Peaks, smoking glue gun, Heavy Feather Review, Word Riot, and others. He teaches creative writing and composition at The City College of New York.

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