Bradley K. Meyer
For three years,
I saw the world through scratched lenses.
Everything beautiful & hideous
was only imperfectly so-
Like nearby hills & run-down dogs
in silver mist-
Beautiful, is again enchanting
Hideous, is again gut-wrenching
& the silver mist settles in
Maybe this time around,
I’ll dust them,
inspect them for grease & mites
& imperfections with a loupe
daintily tuck them in their case at night
as though they were a pair
of priceless Fabergé’s...
I chuck them on the nightstand.
About the author:
Bradley K Meyer writes from Dayton, Ohio. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Rougarou, Indefinite Space, Apeiron Review, The Literary Bohemian, Right Hand Pointing & others. He is the author of a chapbook, Hotel Room (Vostok East Press, 2013). He edits Pouch Magazine which you can find here.