Into the Ether by Benjamin Blake

It’s easier than trying
Easier than everything else

When days stutter
And run backward
And each calendar page turn
Only reveals more mundane months
Then you can’t blame a man
For walking away

A bottle, or the train tracks
Which one will it be?
Maybe both

Benjamin Blake was born in the July of 1985, and grew up in the small town of Eltham, New Zealand. He is the author of the poetry and prose collections, A Prayer for Late October, Southpaw Nights, and Reciting Shakespeare with the Dead. His debut novel, The Devil’s Children, was published this October. Find more of his work at

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