Muscadine Lines: A Southern Journal

The Glass Elevator

Michael Levy

He loved to ride
the glass elevator
up 44 floors
as people slowly
changed into ants
dwelling on high
in heavenly
delusions of grandeur
praying to time
the great tick-taker
to hold off
death from
cutting the cable


Michael Levy is the author of seven books. Michael's poetry and essays now grace many web sites, journals and magazines throughout the world. Michael's new book The Joys of Live Alchemy is now available at all bookstores.

© Michael Levy

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