“Personal” by Richard Luftig

Loneliness seeps
from each entry
like yesterday’s
news. The dread

of exposing
an Achilles’ heel,
while struggling to put
your best foot forward.


Richard Luftig works at Miami University in Ohio. He is a recipient of the Cincinnati Post-Corbett Foundation Award for Literature and a semi finalist for the Emily Dickinson Society Award. His poems have appeared in numerous literary journals in the United States and internationally in Japan, Canada, Australia, Finland, and England.