Ben Nardolilli: From Philip Twite

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Finally, someone has thanked me for a response,
one I guess I sent them a while ago,
I don’t remember making contact, but then 
it could’ve happened while I reached out haphazardly
in the midst of a binge that happened during my youth
and by youth I mean last night, the night before,
and the night five days before that one,
but last night at least I got some exercise,
while I was the only one dancing to the DJ in the bar, 
oh why do they put them there if no one will dance?
but now Philip Twite is responding to me,
and we are engaged in something corresponding
to a back and forth, a conversation perhaps,
personal information is required to proceed, apparently 
everything I’ve already revealed isn’t good enough 

Ben Nardolilli currently lives in New York City. His work has appeared in Perigee Magazine, Red Fez, Danse Macabre, The 22 Magazine, Quail Bell Magazine, Elimae, The Northampton Review, Local Train Magazine, The Minetta Review, and Yes Poetry. He blogs at and is trying to publish his novels.


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