Poem Inspired By Music

Poem Inspired By Music

Reid Sexton
Edition: Spring 2019

3am, Brooklyn, NY
Pulse
A block away
It is your heartbeat in your ears
Or can you already hear it
The pulse
Through layers and levels of brick
Descend into the blacklight
And time begins to bend quickly
Around the pulse
Morning will come without warning
And the mass will heave on unaware
The sun has no place here
In the house that belongs
To the pulse
The gulf of inhibition bridged
By darkness
Waves of sound release you
From the harness of the day-to-day
And under the pull of the night
time, fear, sense, reason
Fade away
Replaced
By a pulse