Emeniano Acain Somoza, Jr: Levitation Artist
Photo: Joanna C. Valente

Photo: Joanna C. Valente

Levitation Artist

On the heat map of a moonless night

The strong and strange lies still wishing

It was the flu, or fugue for to cover

Shame that the redundant is not there

Again; to shield him from the nightly terror

As visitations by heavy-limbed dreams

Taking residence under the bed 

With other misty-eyed monsters,

Ghosts fat with inactivity, self-loathing 

At any rate because they all feed on air

One of these nights, he will rise

Above it; resolves to take matters 

Picks up cat; hisses as it scurries away


Emeniano Acain Somoza, Jr., considers himself the official spiritual adviser of his roommates, Gordot and Dwight - the first a goldfish, the other a Turkish Van cat. Some forthcoming online and print, his works have been Editor's Choice in The Poetry Magazine, and featured in the Moria Poetry Journal, Fogged Clarity, Everyday Poem, The Siren, Oddball Magazine, The Literary Yard, Loch Raven Review, The Buddhist Poetry Review, Shot Glass Journal, The Philippines Free Press, Troubadour 21, Full of Crow, Indigo Rising, Asia Writes, Triggerfish Critical Review, Gloom Cupboard, TAYO Literary Magazine, Haggard & Halloo, and elsewhere. His first book, A Fistful of Moonbeams, was published by Kilmog Press in April 2010. This year, 'Songs of My Mother,' a collection of five of his poems called a Jog was published by W.I.S.H. Publishing. He is Editor At Large of The Syzygy Poetry Journal.