Crying Man by Kelly B. Madden

Poem title: Crying Man Poet name: Kelly B. Madden Poem begins: Standing in the shadow of the streetlight while my dog sniffs for the right place to leave his scent, a man on a bicycle rides towards us he has a guitar strapped to his back he doesn’t see us I can’t take my eyes off him desperate to know why he is crying End of poem. Credits: Copyright © Kelly B. Madden Kelly B. Madden writes poetry, fiction and children’s stories. Her work has appeared in publications supported by the League of Canadian Poets, Reckoning 2 & 4, Island Writer’s Magazine and anthologies. Her first collection of poetry, If I’d Known (Red Tuque books, 2021), was recently published. She lives in the Comox Valley, BC.