the poet
— a poem by Rob Plath

the poet

most people
bleed in secret
but sometimes
you will find
lost blood
emerging from
a generously
open door
& gathering
into a pool
a round red mirror
beneath the sun
filled w/ a city
of wounded faces

Rob Plath is a prolific writer and Literary Editor for The Commonline Journal. He is the author of eight chapbooks and three full-length poetry collections. His novel Swallowtude (2016) and his poetry collection The Skeleton Sutras (2016) are both forthcoming from Epic Rites Press. His webpage is