Poet and songwriter Paul Ilechko lives with his partner in Lambertville, NJ. He is the author of several chapbooks. His work has appeared in a variety of journals, including The Night Heron Barks, Feral Journal, Iron Horse Literary Review, Gargoyle Magazine, and Book of Matches. His first album, “Meeting Points”, was released in 2021.
Foggy Road Sonnet
Driving in the fog thinking about what if anything
we believe in thinking about a man who is
dying in the ICU old but not old a righteous man
in his own way it’s been a hard winter with so much
suffering it’s been a hard decade even though we
managed to keep the money trickling in we managed
to keep the candles permanently lit and the wine cold
and the TV kept the boredom at bay and when we
needed something more something different
there was always the car and the thickening fog
and a wet winding road that carved a line
around the spareness of the topology of landscape
a road without any sense of time darkly discreet
a road that could possibly have taken us anywhere.