Issue Thirty - Summer 2017

The Arena’s Lights Burn Brighter When You’re Down in the Pit

By Jim Trainer

what happens these days is what happens
for the rest of your life
the present moment clanging like
a migraine, or an alarm
going off so long you can’t hear it anymore
the present moment, a seed in the fallen fruit
the present moment stopping the locomotive
on a dime
and lifting it from the tracks
this is your reckoning.

Copyright Trainer 2017