a sad body

without a lift

inside adler shoes

walking down

narrow streets

in the loneliness 

of city lights

drawing out the 

sad colors with

a strong yellow 

bar of light

that the artist 

passes off as 

a gift.

 

 

Guy Beining’s work has appeared recently in the Iowa Review, the South Carolina Review, Fiction International, Skidrow/Penthouse, The Bitter Orleander, Creosote, and Gargoyle. He has two books of poetry in print: I guess my loss is almost gray (Rain Mountain Press) and The Silence of my Room (Chintamani Books).