Simon Perchik

No longer side to side your shadow
knows all about how a magician
waves one hand and slowly it becomes

a wrecking ball then all at once
there's a wall where you used to be
 ̶ you're dead and yet its stone

is half iron, half the same shovel
that shattered the Earth
and though you are listening

there's no letting go, each piece
is silent as it leaves a hole
where there was none before.

Simon Perchik is an attorney whose poems have appeared in Partisan Review, Forge, Poetry, Osiris, The New Yorker and elsewhere. His most recent collection is The Family of Man Poems published by Cholla Needles Arts & Literary Library, 2021.

For more information including free e-books and his essay “Magic, Illusion and Other Realities” please visit his website at simonperchik.com

To view one of his interviews please follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZPYvf6zYrI
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