"Li Po" by Ahrend Torrey
I think of you and stay up late
into the night and watch from my bedroom window,
the moon. I see it gleam on my pillow.
I hold my tea to its shining face
looking down at my shadow:
the reflection of who I was
leaving the room behind me.
Ahrend Torrey is a poet and painter. He is a creative writing graduate from Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. When he is not writing, or working in New Orleans, he enjoys the simpler things in life, like walking around City Park with his partner, Jonathan, and their two rat terriers, Dichter and Dova. He is the 2014 recipient of the Etruscan Prize, awarded by Etruscan Press. Forthcoming in 2018, his work will appear in Bird's Thumb, Columbia College Literary Review, Levitate Magazine, Roanoke Review, Soundings East, The Common Review, The Stillwater Review, and West Trade Review.
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