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Dr. Mel Waldman: I Exist Inside an Invisible Poem Everlasting & Overflowing

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Art by KJ Hannah Greenberg 2024

I

 

EXIST

 

INSIDE

 

AN INVISIBLE POEM

 

EVERLASTING

 

&

 

EVERFLOWING

 

 

by Dr. Mel Waldman

 

 

 

 

I

exist inside an invisible poem 

 

everlasting

&

everflowing

 

 

&

every word I write

 

vanishes

from my magical page of creation

 

drifting

perhaps into celestial light or soul-eating darkness

 

 

Shall

I merge with the 10 spheres of divinity     the sacred Sefirot on the mystical Tree of Life

 

or

plummet into darkness/oblivion     & the Jungian Shadow that swallows the dying soul?

 

 

I

exist inside an invisible poem

 

everlasting

&

everflowing

 

 

possessed

by otherworldly light or a monstrous blackness

 

or

the magical alchemy of light/lightlessness

 

 

transforming

& transcending good & evil

 

blessing

the terrible darkness

 

&

creating sparks of divinity from the Shadows

 

 

&

now

 

I AM

Compelled to choose who I AM

 

 

Dr. Mel Waldman is a psychologist, poet, and writer whose stories have appeared in numerous magazines including HARDBOILED DETECTIVE, ESPIONAGE, THE SAINT, PULP METAL MAGAZINE, and AUDIENCE. His poems have been widely published in magazines and books including A NEW ULSTER, CLOCKWISE CAT, CRAB FAT LITERARY MAGAZINE, ESKIMO PIE, INDIANA VOICE JOURNAL, LIQUID IMAGINATION, THE BROOKLYN LITERARY REVIEW, BRICKPLIGHT, SKIVE MAGAZINE, ODDBALL MAGAZINE, PABLO LENNIS, POETRY PACIFIC, POETICA, RED FEZ, SQUAWK BACK, SWEET ANNIE & SWEET PEA REVIEW, THE JEWISH LITERARY JOURNAL, THE JEWISH PRESS, THE JERUSALEM POST, HOTMETAL PRESS, MAD SWIRL, HAGGARD & HALLOO, ASCENT ASPIRATIONS, YELLOW MAMA, THE BITCHIN’ KITSCH,  SOUL-LIT, TWO DROPS OF INK, and NAMASTE FIJI: THE INTERNATIONAL ANTHOLOGY OF POETRY.  A past winner of the literary GRADIVA AWARD in Psychoanalysis, he was nominated for a PUSHCART PRIZE in literature and is the author of 11 books.

KJ Hannah Greenberg is eclectic. She’s played oboe, participated in martial arts, learned basket weaving, and studied Middle Eastern dancing. What’s more, she’s a certified herbalist, and an AP College Board-authorized teacher of calculus.

Her creative efforts have been nominated once for The Best of the Net in poetry, once for The Best of the Net in art, three times for the Pushcart Prize in Literature for poetry, once for the Pushcart Prize in Literature for fiction, once for the Million Writers Award for fiction, and once for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. To boot, Hannah’s had more than forty-five books published and has served as an editor for several literary journals.

Channie’s latest book is Eternal not Ephemeral, Eternal not Ephemeral: Greenberg, KJ Hannah: 9798852494016: Amazon.com: Books, a collection of fifty tales, including "Absinthe for Aliens," "Isabelle," "Transitory Unease," and "Special Teeth," which were originally published in Yellow Mama or Black Petals. 

In Association with Black Petals & Fossil Publications 2024