Greatest Hits by Kevin Ridgeway

A face stares out
from the album cover,
worn eyes hiding
behind tinted lenses
the darkness of
the Hollywood
night lit by
a single spotlight
on sleepless
mornings I see
this stranger peering
at me from his
flat universe
his gaze inviting
me back to
haunted music
drifting back into
the mystery of
his photograph
and the wee small hour
nightmares that await
me after traveling
the sinister grooves


Kevin Ridgeway is a writer from Southern California, where he resides in a shady bungalow with his girlfriend and their one-eyed cat.  Recent work has appeared inUnderground Voices, Gutter Eloquence Magazine, Crack the Spine and Pipe Dream.  Mr. Ridgeway’s chapbook Burn through Today is now available from Flutter Press.