Under The Underbelly by Nick Power

There’s a
listener
out there

I know there is

she’s tuned in
accidentally,
I think

to this midnight-
morgue
broadcast

the in-between transmission

the underbelly
of Billie Holiday’s
midnight

there’s others here with me-

Shadow Morton,
Joe Meek,
Chet Baker

and all of the Brill Building

are humming
from the echo chamber

they’re singing
to her, that
laundrette widow

to all of her ghosts

and the ones she dreams
of
underwater

my job here is simple-

keep talking

before she recedes into
that airwave blackhole
where the
signal doesn’t
reach

Nick Power has recently had his first perfect-bound book 'Small Town Chase' published by erbacce-press, and is in the process of writing a new collection.  He's had poems published at M58, erbacce-press, Boscome Revolution and Jarg Magazine.

Nick Power has recently had his first perfect-bound book ‘Small Town Chase’ published by erbacce-press, and is in the process of writing a new collection. He’s had poems published at M58, erbacce-press, Boscome Revolution and Jarg Magazine.

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