Blues Biography by Garrett Phelan

Sometimes I come across as artifact, a found blues, biography
 of bone washed up
 into a whisper waiting. A stepping-stone wobbling, a root fastened to a fist, and tongues salvaged 
trapped in amber sold as prayer beads. Or, a vicious grip of longing
 stuck to a doorknob.

Garrett Phelan is the author of one poetry book and two micro-chapbooks His poems have appeared in a variety of publications including Potomac Review, Word Riot, Off the Coast, Ekphrastic Review and Leaping Clear. He teaches poetry in a Connecticut maximum security prison. He is a Pushcart Prize nominee.

Photo (detail) by thom masat