One Poem by Felix Purat

Written in response to this month’s Special Challenge.


As the Standing Hampton man
Seeks out the next tune in his life
Long after the consumers abandoned
Rock and roll (Sammy Hagar in the process)
The new Bob Dylan album streams
To an audience of one within
The bedroom of helplessness

An invisible bass or cello player
Serenades the Standing Hampton man
The ballerina twists her shoelace
With palpable interest
The stage is set, the grapevines spread
Only they know the source of the light
Only they know what lies within


Felix hails from Berkeley, CA but lives in the Czech Republic and travels frequently. In addition to four micro-chapbooks (all published by the Origami Poems Project), Felix has been published in numerous outlets and magazines and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His poems have also been translated into Slovak. His webpage is:

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