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Drawn to Night, a poem by Lylanne Musselman

Drawn to Night
by Lylanne Musselman

I’m thinking of Hopper
and how I love
his painting Nighthawks,
how I love the contrast
of light and dark,
and how I’ve always
been drawn to realism,
of how I enjoy diners,
and sometimes take
pleasure in eating alone,
and how no matter
what time I must rise
the next day—I am always
a night owl.

Lylanne Musselman is an award-winning poet, playwright, and artist, living in Indiana. Her work has appeared in Pank, Flying Island, Tipton Poetry Journal, The New Verse News, and The Ekphrastic Review, among others, and many anthologies. Musselman is the author of five chapbooks, including the recent Red Mare 16 (Red Mare Press, 2018), a co-author of the volume of poetry, Company of Women New and Selected Poems, (Chatter House Press, 2013) and author of the new full-length poetry collection, It’s Not Love, Unfortunately (Chatter House Press, 2018).