Before They Tell You It’s Over
Cars fill with people, move north at high speeds, windows leak the music of our time. The surrounding hills want to begin again, have another life as a sidewalk in a one-stoplight town. The wind died near sunset, left everything feeling like an empty closet in an empty home. Night spreads out like a hunchback on a couch of burned out stars. Part of the sky is dotted with an airplane’s blinking red light. The moon bleeds brilliantly over it all.
about the author
Noah Falck is the author of Snowmen Losing Weight (BatCat Press, 2012). His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Boston Review, Forklift Ohio, La Petite, Barn Owl Review, Fact-Simile, Smartish Pace, and elsewhere. He works as Education Director at Just Buffalo Literary Center in Buffalo, New York.