She hits ground running,

racing against personal best,

challenging setting sun with

brows knit in furrowed concern.

Orange circle drops to horizon

as if weighted with gravitas

of adult responsibility.

Points of light on shadowed wall

mark obscure constellation

of recent love triangle.

The heavens mock

her wrecked tangle;

mind connects the dots,

measuring, recounting 

a vision of a vertex.

She is eager to find

reliable solution,

an equivalence relationship,

a formula to calculate

an area of safety,

a means of escaping

this passion’s trapezoid

and getting back

to square one. 

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. His two collections, Small Consolations (Aldrich Press) and Worth the Candle (Five Oaks Press), and a chapbook, Memory Marries Desire (Finishing Line Press), are available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and directly from the publishers. 

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