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GEORGE BISHOP
George Bishop lives and writes in the Central Florida area. Recent work has appeared in Philadelphia Stories, Merge Poetry, Autumn Sky Poetry, The Daedalus Review, and Barnstorm. His chapbook, Love Scenes, will be released by Finishing Line Press. Bishop is also a poetry reviewer for the publication Sotto Voce.
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George Bishop

DON’T BE WHERE YOU DON’T BELONG

 

The advice came just weeks

into homelessness, a start

so fresh even the failures

were warm. They took

me in like a stray would

an old bone and it wasn’t

long before I thought

I belonged, forgot

about love.

 

I learned to follow cities, seek

out shelters and missions.

If it was dark enough

I could hear traffic lights

change, then traffic,

all of which reminded me

of a Bible story I couldn’t

remember.

 

 

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George Bishop

Bitter, windless nights

were best to listen.

But by then I wasn’t

listening anymore,

just watching moons

slowly shake their heads

across sky after sky,

counting stars by the

light of each day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright © George Bishop. White Whale Review, issue 1.3


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