Issue No. 17, Summer 2016

Macchu Pichu of Your Mind

The erotic tapestry lay unfurled in the corner,
stuck in time as if at absolute zero,
a frozen image seeking eyes, reactions,
as when pillagers invaded the holy land
and found it inexplicably deserted,
or the time that devil Euripides wrote about
topics so very taboo that actors
refused to speak the words, that sordid
tale of man, maid, gods, and sea serpents,
a crowded chariot to the underworld,
chaotic and cursed, now lost to history,
which is to say relax a bit, appreciate
the stillness, the silence, the temptation
of the woven tableau, and let me know
if you care to visit Peru anytime soon.

Gary Glauber is a poet, fiction writer, teacher, and former music journalist. His works have received multiple Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominations. This past April, he took part in Found Poetry Review’s PoMoSco Project. He champions the underdog to the melodic rhythms of obscure power pop. His collection, Small Consolations (Aldrich Press) is available through Amazon, while a chapbook, Memory Marries Desire, is forthcoming momentarily from Finishing Line Press.