Robert Hirschfield | CANDLESTICKS



Candlesticks growling in tallow.

How did they get in?

Their edges find you.

You let yourself bleed.

You don’t move.

Nothing on the table moves.

You are like everything on the table.

Even that herring

pretending to be asleep.


Author’s Bio

Robert Hirschfield is a New York-based poet and freelance writer. His poems have appeared in Salamander, Mudfish, Noon, The Moth, Cholla Needles, The Iconoclast, and other publications. A volume of his Alzheimer’s poems, The Road to Canaan, was published in 2019 by Presa Press.