The First Night

Category: Friends in Poetry
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Written by Adam Levon Brown
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The First Night (excerpt from 'Love letters from a ghost named C')

I remember the time we drank with
those winos in
front of the cannon war memorial at
Willamalane Park.

We were stupid kids with nothing to
The Cherry Blossom trees enveloped
us with
hopscotch dreams and real scotch

I remember our first night together in
the same park.
We huddled against a fence while
watching a toy light saber battle
between two friends.

What she didn’t
know was that the real
light show was evolving in my chest.

It was the first time I ever sat with
a girl on my lap.
I was 15 years old and the world was
careless and undaunting.

The Juniper moon spit its seeds of
light around our feet as the
night quickened to a roaring

© Adam Levon Brown, Eugene - United States


Adam Levon Brown is an internationally published author, poet, amateur photographer, and cat lover who identifies as Queer and is neurodivergent. He is Founder, Owner, and editor in chief of Madness Muse Press. He has had poetry published hundreds of times in several languages, along with 2 full collections and 2 chapbooks. Anti-imperialist, peacenik with a love for books, when not tripping on his own musings, he enjoys reading fiction. He also participates as an assistant editor at Caravel Literary Arts Journal He has been published with publications such as Harbinger Asylum, Firefly Magazine, and Five 2 One Magazine. He has two collections of poetry; Musings of a Madman (Creative Talents Unleashed, 2015) Cadence of Cupid (Creative Talents Unleashed, 2016) He has two chapbooks; “Loco”motion of Life (Alien Buddha Press, 2017) and Embedded Memories of a Shooting Star ( Transcendent Zero Press, 2017)