Bio Note: Jason O'Toole spent most of his working life as a criminal investigator. He is the author of Spear of Stars (2018) and Soulless Heavens (2019) published by The Red Salon. His poem "Samsara" was nominated for the 2019 Rhysling Award.
New Year’s Eve
Cannot see but know. Know it surges, there in the dark, across the two-lane road, behind the black wall of night. Constant rumble, waves slapping concrete. Full of life, but not my kind. Cannot see but know. Sister Death’s voice carries on every wave; sings to my still warm blood. Must not want it enough. This wall built to keep me out for which I am grateful. Drive away, the darkness stays with me.
©2020 Jason O'Toole
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