Subtle Impression

A poem

Trapper Markelz
1 min readJan 15


Midjourney art created by the author

The tops of clouds look like the waves
that loiter in a clay teapot
above the flames of carbon tamed
beneath this broiling house of cards.

It takes as long as it will take
to open up my tin can gut,
to spill my promises in layers
of sounds we know to mean enough.



Trapper Markelz

Trapper Markelz (he/him) is a poet who writes from Boston, MA. His work has appeared in numerous journals and publications. Check out