Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 04/19/21

When the lights turn on

When the lights turn on
I can find you in the crowd,
but hidden in the corner
nursing a Scotch, uncomfortably

watching the other idiots
sleeping or going crazy
in the living room. You seem
solid; trying to remain sane

or invisible. But I am
the Invisible Girl, looking
for her future
Fantastic Four team members.

Are you my beloved
Mister Fantastic,
The Human Torch, or Thing?

Or are you just a man,
blinded by the lights
turning on
at the end of the night?

©2021 Carrie Magness Radna All rights reserved.

Carrie Magness Radna

Carrie Magness Radna is an audiovisual cataloger at the New York Public Library, a choral singer and a poet who loves to travel. Her poems have previously appeared in The Oracular Tree, Mediterranean Poetry, Muddy River Poetry Review, Poetry Super Highway, Shot Glass Journal, Vita Brevis, Home Planet News, Cajun Mutt Press, Walt’s Corner, Polarity eMagazine, The Poetic Bond (VIII-X), Alien Buddha Press, Jerry Jazz Musician, Rye Whiskey Review and First Literary Review-East. Her first poetry collection, Hurricanes never apologize (Luchador Press) was published in December 2019. Her upcoming poetry collection In the blue hour (Nirala Publications), will be published in early 2021. Born in Norman, Oklahoma, she now lives with her husband in Manhattan, New York. https://carriemagnessradna.com

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