Brad Rose

For Rent: One Bedroom House

Sheets stripped to bone-bare bed,
your closet, empty as a mineshaft,
I trace the invisible circumference of your leaving,
as the house falls dream-dead quiet,
and the basement digs itself ever deeper
into the earth’s dark stone.

Brad Rose frequently contributes to Right Hand Pointing and One Sentence Poems. His blog is at  His book of poems and micro fiction, Pink X-Ray, will be available Spring, 2015 from Big Table Publishing.