Saturday, May 8, 2021

IN MY SOLITUDE by Milton P. Ehrlich

I feel your presence
and hunger for your
embrace to entwine 
us like twin molecules.
I monitor a thread of
your breath mingling 
with mine for company
so that I’m never alone.
I cling to the photograph
standing before our silo— 
resolute farmers prepared
for whatever unruly surprises
stormclouds may have in mind.

Milton P. Ehrlich Ph.D. is an 89-year-old psychologist and a veteran
of the Korean War. He has published poems in Poetry Review, The
Antigonish Review, London Grip, Arc Poetry Magazine, Descant Literary
Magazine, Wisconsin Review, Red Wheelbarrow, and the New York Times.

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