Adobe by Gary Galsworth

A grasshopper clings to
the same wall I’m leaning on
absorbing the warmth
of a waning day

Gary Galsworth grew up in the New York City area. He spent three years in the Marine Corps before studying painting and filmmaking at the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Chicago. His work has been featured in Abstract, Contemporary Expressions, Litbreak Magazine, Nebo: A literary Journal, Pennsylvania English, Pioneertown, Poydras Review, Temenos, Broad River Review, Obsidian, Riverfeet Press, Main Street Rag, and others. In addition to writing poetry, he is a professional plumber and a student of Zen and Vipassana practice. He’s published three books of poems: Yes Yes, Beyond the Wire, and Nothing Itself. Gary lives in Hoboken, NJ.