Mask 3


for these



of glass

& shatter,


to the deepest



of me

where root


the acorns

of my better nature.


this light

has trespassed


enough to let us



we are more



than when

we began

Michael Prihoda lives in central Indiana. He is the editor of After the Pause, an experimental literary magazine and small press. His work has received nominations for the Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net Anthology and he is the author of eight poetry collections, most recently Years Without Room (Weasel Press, 2018).