Poetry: Recognition Does Not Immediately Flash by Ben Nardolilli

Recognition Does Not Immediately Flash
She vomits in the bathroom, sick
upon the sea green tiles
and I am bleeding in the bedroom,
making the hardwood darker
I tell her to look on the bright side,
and if that doesn’t work
I point with crimson fingers
at the paintings, the small figurines
we may be dying, and quickly too,
but at least we are surrounded by art

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, The Northampton Review, Local Train Magazine, The Minetta Review, and Yes Poetry.