Literature Poetry

Late Nights with My Brain | Amber Secor


Eyelids peeling apart
like wet glue,
I stare
at the iridescent
glow of plastic stars
affixed by a child.
My brain’s candle
flickers to life,
kindles imaginations:
Rhysa’s fighting a spider,
I paint ideas, and
Aelin Galanthynius
comes to life.
The flame illuminates
innumerable memories:
Connor’s proposal,
Mom and Dad’s divorce,
Grandpa and Milo’s death.
The flame sputters with
a gust of dreams as
yesterday’s thoughts escape
their cryptic confines.
Exhausted, I pull
the blankets tight,
try to snuff
remaining embers,
and slip into a
nightmare as
the dull star-glow

Blue Muse Magazine is a general interest literary magazine published by the students of the English Department at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Connecticut. We publish poetry, fiction, and a gamut of creative nonfiction on anything and everything the blue muse inspires us to write.

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