Gerald Solomon

In Issue 8 on November 3, 2011 at 11:48 am

The Subject

Not to be a photo of himself!
In a mirror’s steel glance — what?

Each day seemingly a copy,
casual variation his reproach.

Going down the street, revealed —
said something to someone he doesn’t know.

At least humorous in misconceiving,
mocks his own ideas — with a little regret.

Without such dainty excursions,
does he finally decide? How?


Gerald Solomon has had previous work accepted for publication in The Baltimore Review, Illuminations, The Paterson Literary Review, The Printer’s Devil, The New Writer, Essence, The Monarch Review, Stickman Review, Stand, The London Magazine, etc. Born in London, MA at Cambridge, he first worked as producer at the BBC, then moved on to Middlesex University to teach the poetry courses. He is married with four children. He came to live in New York, working as an artist-painter.

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