The night is rich, immaculate, starbound,
Mr. and Mrs. Infinity hibernating in their smoky den,
the monsters of Dreamworld hungry for sleep,
famished by the laws of time, by the outraged heart,
the heart a cliché pounding on its little red drum;
a new music in the old slaughter.

Bruce McRae

Bruce McRae, a Canadian musician currently residing on Salt Spring Island BC, is a multiple Pushcart nominee with over 1,400 poems published internationally in magazines such as Poetry, Rattle and The North American Review. His books are The So-Called Sonnets (Silenced Press), An Unbecoming Fit Of Frenzy (Cawing Crow Press) and Like As If (Pskis Porch), Hearsay (The Poet’s Haven).