Seek – a poem by Jeffrey Perkins


Do you see me search for you
in all the usual places?

Then catch you sudden
in the crowded car of the train.

You are never surprised and look back
with that wide smile.

it seems you’ve gone
……..into a deeper hiding.

Perhaps these growing drums
have frightened you away.

Or maybe
you are leading me

………….into a darker corner
………….where it is harder
………….for me to see

so when I finally
find you,

I can see you shine
even more bright
into my eyes.


Jeffrey Perkins received his MFA from Bennington College and his poems have been published in Memorious, The Massachusetts Review, The Southampton Review, The Cortland Review, Mid-American Review, and The Adroit Journal, among other journals. His first book of poems, Kingdom, is due out in Spring 2020 from Spork Books. He was a 2019 Artist-in-Residence at the Watermill Center and lives in Los Angeles, California, USA. You can find him online at

1 Comment

  1. Virginia Garlitz says:

    lovely poem;thoughts.


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