Silence doormat rough
Weights me in this time capsule
Car’s in the driveway
I close the door on twelve years
Tomorrow they change the locks

John Hicks is an emerging poet who has been published or accepted for publication by I-70 Review, First Literary Review – East, Glint Literary Journal, Midnight Circus, Sky Island Journal, and others. In 2016 he completed an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska Omaha.

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