Childhood leaks out to me now,
The old walls I used to keep it back
Are unable to stand still, waves
From the unsettled past, swirling
With the input of today’s events,
Splash over and soon all is wet.
Ben Nardolilli is a twenty-four year old writer who lives in Arlington, Virginia, in exile from New York City. He reads the encyclopedia for a living and has been published in Perigee, Elimae, The Poetry Warrior, Cantaraville, and Underground Voices. And he has a blog at http://mirrorsponge.blogspot.com/.