Mist descends like a travelling
troop of one-night only performers
taking the stage by storm—
beams divide and conquer
the town into two numbers:
those who rest and the restless
who want those who don’t to
epilogue and prologue by nature
and what came before
was song not orchestration.

David Morgan O'Connor is from a small village on Lake Huron. After many nomadic years, he is based in Albuquerque, where a short story collection progresses. He contributors monthly to; The Review Review and New Pages. His writing has appeared in; Barcelona Metropolitan, Collective Exiles, Across the Margin, Headland, Cecile's Writers, The Great American Lit Mag, Bohemia, Beechwood, Fiction Magazine, After the Pause, The Great American Lit Mag (Pushcart nomination) , The New Quarterly and The Guardian. Tweeting @dmoconnorwrites