DEMON INTROVERT by Ben Nardolli
Updated: Jan 22, 2019
Eating pages from the diary of a seducer
in order to improve my chances once I go out,
who knows who I’ll find and lie to in the bars,
or what kinds of lies I’ll find myself telling
Maybe it’s already telling that I don’t know,
is it indecision, a lack of creativity?
It could be openness to others though,
I should’ve thought of that before I felt guilty
Nothing’s wrong with improvisation.
No role? No problem, other people will offer
suggestions and I’ll take them at first,
then build a character off what they provide
No panicking, I got the method down,
with pages and ink sloshing around inside me,
after the wonderful fables dissolve into fibers,
I only have to mind one hobgoblin, consistency.
Ben Nardolilli currently lives in New York City. His work has appeared in Perigee Magazine, Red Fez, Danse Macabre, The 22 Magazine, Quail Bell Magazine, Elimae, fwriction, Inwood Indiana, Pear Noir, The Minetta Review, and Yes Poetry. He blogs at mirrorsponge.blogspot.com and is looking to publish a novel.