Perchik, a poem written by Carson Pytell at


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written by: Carson Pytell


Whose nose is too bulbous
for the front pages he’s earned,
and verse too dense for this,
an airy world, is puttering
past seventy years of living
between slapdash covers
and in the artist hearts
of numberless readers of
the highs and lows
he graces and graces us with.

Insofar as immortality
is concerned, he sits and
pals with his pens still,
equally unmoved by it
as it has already been
moved by him.

He is a breathing
succès d’estime,
residing in those
crepuscular corners
of this life’s narrow days.

Indeed he will outlive himself,
regardless he’s already lived far too long.

Carson Pytell

Carson Pytell

Carson Pytell is a poet living in a small town outside Albany, NY. His work has appeared in numerous venues online and is currently available or forthcoming in print from such publications as Vita Brevis Press, The Virginia Normal, NoD Magazine, Blue Moon Lit & Art Review, Spank the Carp, Crack the Spine, Futures Trading, Down in the Dirt Magazine, Gideon Poetry Review, and Children, Churches & Daddies, among others. His debut collection, First-Year (Alien Buddha Press, 2020), is available on Amazon, and his second, Trails (Guerrilla Genesis Press, 2020), is in the works. When he isn't writing, reading, sleeping or picking the blues, Carson enjoys silent and foreign film, documentaries on fellow writers, the music of Townes Van Zandt, the art of Odilon Redon and the politics of absolutely no one.
Carson Pytell

Latest posts by Carson Pytell (see all)

  • Perchik - October 2, 2020
  • Muse - August 15, 2020
  • Her - June 22, 2020