by Maria Sebastian
Fitzgerald’s nickname for writer’s block on my mind,
I toss toward our bedroom window at 4am, half asleep,
just enough snow fallen on the café awning
to create a glow around white holiday lights.
I wonder how long the quiet will last.
Probably longer than me, back to dreaming already:
Fitzgerald, still at the bar, squeezing the place dry
all he’s good for tonight, melting some virgin snow.
Singer/Songwriter Maria Sebastian has opened for dozens of national acts and has recorded with many of their members. She has earned 15 Western NY Music Awards, as well as a NISOD Master Teacher Award in 2011 through Genesee Community College, and an Adjunct of the Year award at Niagara County Community College (2013). Her poem “Still See My Father Walking” was recently published in the Buffalo News Spotlight section to promote her first poetry collaboration, The Company We Keep, co-authored with her husband, poet and professor Perry S. Nicholas. More at http://www.mariasebastian.com.