ONE POEM – Bradley Samore

Image: Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum – Quadra 04, 2016

Bradley Samore currently lives in North Carolina and is a high school English teacher.  His writing has been featured in various publications including West Texas Literary Review, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, and SLAB Literary Magazine.

Heat Lightning

Out of the house and into the night
flashes distract me from myself

dark white anvils flicker like loose bulbs
lightning then off lightning then off

I reach the edge of town and watch
the wicked scribbles fracture darkness

then thunder’s absence strikes me
the sound not reaching as far as the light




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