Tritina for a Useless Dreamer
My days are free to live but empty, cold
as icy railings– all our useless dreams.
The nights? The nights I hardly notice pass.
I'd like to meet a woman, but they pass
me by for other arms and leave me cold,
looking for a place to bury my dreams.
You know as well as I the worth of dreams.
The future offers nothing but the cold.
So you can watch the door in vain. I'll pass
And pass my dreams on to the cold and dead.
Luke Stromberg received both his BA and MA in English at West Chester University. In 2008, his poem "Black Thunder" was set to music by composer Melissa Dunphy and performed at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, PA. He was also recently featured in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about promising young poets in the Philadelphia area. Luke lives in Upper Darby, PA.