by Michael Verderber

The build, this build
a painful narcoleptic
my dissonance evokes
the somber chi that
lives in all of us.
Remnant memories of
my by gone.
Eventuality of age, life
The swelling is sweltering
I am fragmented
aloof, torn asunder.
This evocative trance
lulls my windows shut
as I hide, wrapped in
my blankets of pages
as the organ commands
me to discord.


Michael Verderber specializes in plays and disjointed poetry. He has been published in several magazines and five books including: “[nonspace]: theatre off the stage,” “Twas the FLOP Before Xmas,” and “Still Standing Still.” His plays have been produced Off-Broadway. Contact him at