Zeros by Gary Glauber

Cold beyond feeling,
a dampening of sensate ways
toward surprisingly soothing
glacial numb comfort
that adds up on this icy plane
where crampons tread carefully,
creakily advancing where
heartbeats ride addled blows
of slow arctic perambulation,
hard breath writing cloud messages,
your gloved hand in mine
tethered for safety together,
insulated beyond simple touch,
climbing to heights unknown.

Gary Glauber
Gary Glauber is a poet, fiction writer, teacher, and former music journalist. His works have received multiple Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominations. He champions the underdog to the melodic rhythms of obscure power pop. His two collections, Small Consolations (Aldrich Press) and Worth the Candle (Five Oaks Press) are available through Amazon, as is a chapbook, Memory Marries Desire (Finishing Line Press). This past summer he read selections from his most recent collection at the 2017 NYC Poetry Festival.

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