Michael Igoe


Michael Igoe, city boy, neurodiverse, Chicago now Boston. Numerous works appear in journals online and in print.

Recent: sledgehammerlit.com, k’inliteraryjournal.com, featherpenblog.com.

Anthologies: The Poets of 2020, Avalanches in Poetry(Fevers of the Mind Press)@amazon.com. National Library of Poetry Editors Choice Award 1997.

Twitter: MichaelIgoe5. Urban Realism, Surrealism.( I like the night.)

Finding A Dilated Fist                                                                         

A still object waits                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      to flare and sputter.                                                                                                                                                                                  Even as an object                                                                                                                                                 will tend to dilate.                                                                                                                                                                                                            To see it as a ghost                                                                                                                                                                                                         of drinks gone cold                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            by force you borrow                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    another pair of eyes.                                                                                                                                                                               Finding the accord                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  between two islands                                                                                                                           
that forks in waters.                                                                                                                                                                                   A jackpot gambled                                                                                                                                                                                                          aware of severance                                                                                                                                                                               in  simple encounter.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Its dread possession                                                                                                                                               of a keener eyesight                                                                                                                                                        allows for lining up                                                                                                                                            an object at gunpoint.                                                                                                                                        In compelled openings,                                                                                                                                                                  of all of the ten fingers.                                                                                                                                        Both palms then will rest                                                                                                                                                                                                                                on the back of a victim.                

Thanks For Your Time                                                                              

I am awakened to a little…

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