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Livewire by Christopher Hivner

Night fell over the buildings
like oil
spilled from a rusted can.
The noises changed
from voices made of heat and moisture
to murmurs
snaking through traffic.
A handshake
between dusk and starlight
lures me from
my hotel
to take my pulse
with tingling fingers and a breath in my throat.


Christopher Hivner writes from a small town in Pennsylvania surrounded by books and the echoes of music. He has recently been published in Black Mirror Magazine, Sassafras Literary Magazine and The Camel Saloon. A chapbook of poems, “The Silence Brushes My Cheek Like Glass” was published in 2011 by Scars Publications.


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