You were a manic, frantic polyglot.
A sure shot in the parking lot.
Making sure the cops were not within
ear-shot as the deals went down.
You were a hundred-watt bulb in a
You were the vapor trail fading from a hastily-launched rocket.
An alchemical explosion when lava meets the ocean and
that bigger than life sizzle going skyward.
We loved your unhinged ways,
The smoke you caused and those sudden flames.
The passionate action of earlier days when you held a match
to the stick of dynamite that threatened to blow us all away forever.
©2022 Kevin M. Hibshman All rights reserved.
Kevin M. Hibshman has had his poetry, prose, reviews, and collages published around the world. Most recently in Punk Noir Magazine, Rye Whiskey Review, Piker Press, The Crossroads, Drinkers Only, 1870, Synchronized Chaos, Yellow Mama, Unlikely Stories Mark V, Literary Yard, Lothlorien Poetry Journal, and Medusa’s Kitchen.
He has edited his own poetry journal, FEARLESS for the past thirty years. He has authored sixteen chapbooks, including Incessant Shining (2011, Alternating Current Press). He received a BA in Liberal Arts from Union University/Vermont College in 2016. A new book, Just Another Small Town Story is available now from Whiskey City Press.