Bottom Line

John Dorroh

what matters is people

how they enter the fold

how they fit or feign

how they exit and what

they take, what they leave

it’s as simple as that

Escape

Feel the blood pulse

in your legs when you

first lie down. Turn off

your electricity, unplug

your machinery. Sink

into the folds of sheets.

Let it take you away.

John Dorroh has never fallen into an active volcano or caught a hummingbird. He has, however, baked bread with Austrian monks consumed a significant portion of their beer. Two of his poems were nominated for Best of the Net and his first chapbook was just released. (March 2022)