Lenny DellaRocca

Apartment lit with a certain kind of light
a light worthy of angels, a light clear as water
in a summer stream, and all the world could
fall through it without knowing it,
without a whisper from the gods
or a songbird’s warble of grief
The world always falls without sleeping
or waking because this light is some kind
of voiceless voice that is everywhere and
everywhere, far away and here,
here in my apartment where the walls are
gorgeous with it, blessed with it
on a day like this, on a day that never ends
Here and here and not here,
like you, like you.


Lenny DellaRocca has work appear in print including Polarity and Long Island Quarterly during the past 30 years. His book Alphabetical Disorder can be purchased at Amazon.com for $5..