Saturday, June 24, 2017

Adelaide Literary Award ShortList Winner Nominee 2017

 Adelaide Literary Award Contest for 2017
Steven Pelcman

SHORTLIST WINNER NOMINEE for 2017, together with other six authors, and your poem "Between the Lost and the Forgotten"  was included in Adelaide Literary Award Anthology – Best of 2017    ( )

The night comes
and someone always goes with it
as he shuffles by
dressed in only a diaper
unsure of where the bedroom is.

His hands know the music
of small things
as he walks, almost enchantingly,
on a pure white floor
full of a wife’s discipline.

He travels in circles thinking
that his is a little death
the dark will not grieve over
and tightens his face
as insects do to unknown sound.

He does not belong
to the silence yet
and goes on imagining
where a straight line
can take him.

Steven Pelcman
(originally published The Baltimore Review spring 2012)

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