Comiat, From Rock to Rock & We Have a Song

by Benjamin Nardolilli



Approaching you, Manhattan,
Those buildings were real towers,
Pillars, where at night, certain heroes
Were burned alive in their tailored suits.

Perhaps it is the daylight,
Perhaps the rules of the mirror,
But now looking at your growths
Makes me think of unwashed hairs.


From Rock to Rock 

Doesn’t matter the origins,
A convenient change of the heart
Is a change that can do
The two of you some good,
No picking up or complaining.

After that, the acceptance,
There will be half a promised land,
The best I can promise you,
What you give up completes
The rest of the territory.


We Have a Song

           You have found yourself
           In this wintertime, now golden,
You have grown to fit each dress,
And your friends smile and laugh
All of you lost in the same breath and cloud,

And I have awakened
           In this time to find ashes
           Gathered like snow
The air of my room is cold
And still tight over me, easily ripped
With each breath I take,
           Even though I breathe alone.






Ben Nardolilli is a twenty six year old writer currently living in Arlington, Virginia. His work has appeared in Perigee Magazine, Red Fez, Fogged Clarity, Caper Literary Journal, Quail Bell Magazine, Elimae, Super Arrow, Grey Sparrow Journal, Pear Noir, Rabbit Catastrophe Review, and Yes Poetry. Recently, a chapbook of his Common Symptoms of an Enduring Chill Explained, was published by Folded Word Press. He maintains a blog at and is looking to publish his first novel. 


3 thoughts on “Comiat, From Rock to Rock & We Have a Song

  1. susan tepper says:

    Very good poems. Especially love the third one.

  2. […] We Have a Song – Benjamin Nardolilli […]

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