already miserable
the internet goes down
dog doesn’t notice

we sit on balcony
watch blue-headed sparrows
darting back and forth

Dan O’Connell is a four-time award winning poet whose poems have appeared in Mississippi Review, Homestead Review, San Francisco Reader, Parthenon West Review, Ghost Town Review, America Magazine, and many other publications. He is the author of two full-length collections of poetry. Dan is an eviction defense attorney.