Issue 4,  Poetry

People Are Filled With Patterns by Niall Power

If you love something 
let it go 
 If it comes back to you
don’t be surprised when it leaves you again 
People are filled with patterns
A practical application in
maintaining a level of melancholy 
you can grow old with 
Take your loneliness on a walk around your kitchen 
For context
this is the same kitchen you almost took your life in
Dreaming is safer 
Two points connect me to you
even if your touch is an electrical fire of doubt


Niall Power is a fiction writer and poet from New York City. Niall’s first book of poems and stories, Fall Risk, was published in early 2018 by Michelkin Publishing. From Niall’s new poetry manuscript, I Might Be A Plant, six poems have recently been featured in literary magazines and journals. One in Broken Tooth Press, two in Heliopause Magazine, and three in Paradise In Limbo.

One Comment

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    This is an amazing piece of poetry. So many times I have heard that opening phrase and taken comfort when the bird did not return. But when the bird returns, well I guess leaving is about leaving, isn’t it?

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