2 Poems by Will Schmit in Fevers of the Mind Press Presents the Poets of 2020

grayscale photo of a bridge

A Live Stream Pauses for A Low Bridge

I.
I'll remember
to put your words
on paper, same
lines, same lengths.
If you skip
a beat, or a 
vowel, I'll be
faithful.
I've just learned
you pushed a forest
down the block,
lit the city with your shirt.

II.
A silver chair,
with missing slats,
supports a Brazilian
drumming a box
Coffee is poured
at an infectious rate,
blank pages await
the next wind.
Windows are missing
in the van, cardboard
curtains block
a street light.

III.
It reads better
with music,
your proposal
our prayer.
The bald head
of the drummer
glides in the light
like a white crane.
Singing fills
the water glass,
stalls the recognition
of closing time.

IV.
The fold in the book
hides a moth,
reading at night
ages a child.
Empathy sounds
scientific, measures
the flagging
against the parade.
I clean my glasses
on my sleeve, don't
remember how long
the blood's been drying.

Optical Options Require a New Light

We have entered the days of astonishment.
The sidewalks widen to allow
passing smiles in protective masks.

The fear of breathing touches
a nerve, makes a dance
of simple tasks.

Hope is a super glue,
the jagged comes clean,
holds together.

Clean hands make a small
music of soap and water,
harmony is a health plan.

We learn flat lines begin
every curve and follow
the curse of events.

The safety in numbers
is divided by six feet, 
above, and below, the ground.


Bio: Poetry driven Spirit with saxophonic passion author Head Lines Poems and Provocations.  schmitbooks.com 


By davidlonan1

David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to feversofthemind@gmail.com. Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1

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