A Poem By John Gosslee

Written by
John Gosslee
Art,  Books
How I Feel in the Light is a Fiction




Gym chat around floor work.

My hands are sore from the lifting the bar
and the lights flicker.
The triggers take second place to legwork,
keep my ego behind the wall.

The routine monitored on my wristband
linked to a backpack computer charts progress.
The phone plugged into the wall charges.

The concept of letting go is impossible,
like nothing, once defined, becomes.

I’m so sad by myself in the heat,
the parted red lips against my cheek
like a sentence lifted into the air.


John Gosslee edits PANK, Fjords Review and directs C&R Press. His little book “When it’s Midnight Here, it’s Sunny Elsewhere” (Unicorn Press) and work of redacted contemporary poetry, “Out of Context” (Press Otherwise) come out in late 2016. See more of his work at  Johngosslee.com.