“12 Syllable Word for Levitation” by Tyson Himes

May 19, 2015

Ageless words are heaven stuff
that descend upon a boy
as bruxism in the night.
When he ascends,
looking down on the flat plane,
there is no refuge—
not even words for shade.

 

Tyson HimesTyson Himes writes from his apartment in the Bloomfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh and is from Warren, PA, originally. He is a member of the Hour After Happy Hour literary workshop and recently read some of his work at Runaway Studios. Professionally, he works for Feinstein Doyle Payne & Kravec, a plaintiff’s law firm.