Hello, Worry by David Ly

Poet name: David Ly Poem name: Hello, Worry Poem: Apparently it can help to picture a cloud passing across the sky. With my eyes closed I allow one to keep drifting beyond my field of vision— the harder I force it to move, the slower it seems to advance. Still, I never take my eyes off of it or forget about the clear sky that’s always there always there End of poem. Credits and bio: Copyright © David Ly Previously published in Dream of Me as Water (Palimpsest Press, 2022). David Ly is the author of Mythical Man, which was shortlisted for the 2021 ReLit Poetry Award, and Dream of Me as Water, both published under the Anstruther Books imprint at Palimpsest Press. He is also co-editor (with Daniel Zomparelli) of Queer Little Nightmares: An Anthology of Monstrous Fiction and Poetry (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2022). David’s poems have appeared in publications such as Arc Poetry Magazine, Best Canadian Poetry, PRISM International, and The Puritan, where he won the inaugural Austin Clarke Prize in Literary Excellence. David is the Poetry Editor at This Magazine.