Attempts to be the cycle fail.
Attempts to be the storm fail.
Attempts to manage the amassed fail and topple instead.
Attempts to climb the topple fail.
Attempts to quiet the old song, the old saw, the unfettered fascination to succeed fail.
The failure attempts to be success. It succeeds.
Full of success, she know not how to be.
Karen Neuberg is the author of two chapbooks: Myself Taking Stage (Finishing Line Press) and Detailed Still (Poets Wear Prada). Recent poems appear in Fractal Literary Magazine, Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal, Prong & Posy, and Serving House Journal. She’s associate editor of the on-line poetry journal First Literary Review-East and lives in Brooklyn, NY. Links to more of her work can be found at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dial Back the Operator
Beta Waves Are Not A Part
Of The Ocean And We Prefer The Ocean
Doug Paul Case
A Real Thigmotropism
This is wisdom
The Infield Rule
Few Yachts Short of a Regatta
Sandy Feinstein & Keysha Whitaker