This world, our world, and all the places, near
and far, where our eyes go and where they fail,
the shadows and the spots so bright and clear,
these rooms for mourning and for joy,
where our marriages and births and deaths are
where the last love we will ever know and the
combine and are a touch, some gentleness
too fond to be forgotten or let go,
this world and the one past and still to come,
the one we walk into, the one we leave
and leaving kiss because we can’t stay still,
this world that spins, that spins us loose, that
the sky for us and pulls us close until
we say “enough,” this world, this
one, is good.
haven’t always thought of myself as a poet.
But when I was a boy, my best company was the
voice I heard humming in my head. I would like
to think it was the gentle voice of the universe,
but I will say it was my conscience, growing and
learning the language of poetry. And poetry, for
me, is a matter of conscience. It is my way of
figuring out what is right or wrong, good or bad,
excellent or unsatisfactory, and true or false.”
These are Adam's sincere words about himself.
He lives on Long Island in the United States.
His poems have appeared in magazines, journals
and anthologies. He teaches at Suffolk County
Community College and holds an MFA from Southampton
College, LIU. Finishing Line Press will be publishing
his chapbook “The Love of a Sleeper,"
and S4N Books will be publishing a manuscript
containing two of his long sequences called “Little
Songs & Lyrics to Genji.” He edits Best
Poem, an online journal publishing, not necessarily
every day, a poet’s best poem.