Title:The voices in the hallway Iíll never tell you about   Writer:Robert Jacoby

 

The voices in the hallway I’ll never tell you about
wake me at 1 am
like they did in the asylum
with their whispering giggles

only now
they have grown
clicking teeth
and

I can hear you,
beside me,
breathing.

 


Robert Jacoby

has had poetry published most recently in Xenith, Dogzplot, Slow Trains, The Vocabula Review, and The 2River View. His book Escaping from Reality Without Really Trying: 40 Years of High Seas Travels and Lowbrow Tales—a memoir-by-interview of a 61-year-old, life-long merchant seaman—will be published in Spring 2011 by Cloud Books (excerpts have appeared in Alice Blue Review and The Oregon Literary Review). His first novel, There Are Reasons Noah Packed No Clothes, is seeking a publisher. He is at work on a second novel (Dusk and Ember) and another nonfiction book, a memoir-by-interview of a friend who lost his wife in a pedestrian traffic accident, and the aftermath and recovery with his two young sons.


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