Cold Storage


Cold storage



I locked my heart

in a steel drawer

have no damn

use for it


for anything

other than

a curio


museum piece

stuck away

in an old

file cabinet

what pumps

the hydraulic

fluid now

through rusty pipes

sticky gate valves

silent chambers

cold as winter

is made of


all nuts and bolts



and pulleys

a tinker toy


in a clockwork


I visit my old

flesh and blood

now and again

just to read

the secret


it scrawls


the walls

of its metal


Joseph M. Felser


Joseph M. Felser is a professor of philosophy on the faculty of Kingsborough Community College/CUNY in Brooklyn, NY where he has taught since 1997. His areas of interest include consciousness studies, religion, mythology, and depth psychology. He is the author of two non-fiction books, The Way Back to Paradise and The Myth of the Great Ending, as well as numerous articles that have appeared in both scholarly and popular journals. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of The Monroe Institute in Faber, Virginia. He recently began writing poetry.

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