Here’s a Special Note
by Ben Nardolilli

Don’t be distracted by movie weather or the Emmy winners,
your landlord is self-actualizing as we speak,
storms or not, the revealing of a space force changes nothing,
advocate and fund yourself, groundbreaking will follow
if you let it shatter while on your quest to dazzle

The country is rising, rise with it, a bold new season of art
solicits you if you listen for the song, life’s answers
aren’t always revealed in the form of dreams,
be alert and awake, draw on faces blooming near you,
grant yourself strategies and ideas, and it will all begin today

Ben Nardolilli currently lives in New York City. His work has appeared in Perigee Magazine, Red Fez, Danse Macabre, The 22 Magazine, Quail Bell Magazine, Elimae, The Northampton Review, Local Train Magazine, The Minetta Review, and Yes Poetry. He blogs at and is trying to publish his novels.

Image by Marc Rickertsen from Pixabay.