[Issue 12 / 1 Feb 15]

Pulling the ticket out

I became aware

the drive to the airport

I’d made on autopilot

 

Each mile prerecorded

played back when needed

a life simulator

in place of consciousness

 

More and more miles

put on this way

each day becoming

indistinguishable

 

Waiting for something

remarkable

to save me from death

by falling asleep

*

Daniel von der Embse was born and raised in Mansfield, Ohio, and graduated from Ashland University with a B.A. degree in Theatre. He began writing poetry after a career as an award-winning copywriter for advertising agencies in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, and San Francisco. His poems appear The Missing Slate, Penny Ante Feud, Harpoon Review, Vine Leaves Literary Journal, and Poetry Quarterly.

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Daniel von der Embse was born and raised in Mansfield, Ohio, and graduated from Ashland University with a B.A. degree in Theatre. He began writing poetry after a career as an award-winning copywriter for advertising agencies in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, and San Francisco. His poems appear The Missing Slate, Penny Ante Feud, Harpoon Review, Vine Leaves Literary Journal, and Poetry Quarterly.

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