Ben Nordolili

Ben Nardolilli currently lives in New York City. His work has appeared in Perigee Magazine, Red Fez, Danse Macabre, The 22 Magazine, Quail Bell Magazine, Elimae, The Northampton Review, Local Train Magazine, The Minetta Review, and Yes Poetry. He blogs at and is looking to publish a novel.



Lunar Gemini

We are both suckled by the moon, hence
We go out together,
If there’s another reason, I don’t know it,
We’re as different as night and day,
Except for certain nighttime encounters

She sweats, I sting, she laughs, I yell,
She slides through the crowds
While I block them for her so we can enjoy
A little cabinet to ourselves
In whatever booth or priority seating I find

Yet despite it all, we are both entranced
By the same image,
Always stopping to gaze at the reflection
Of the moon in skyscraper windows,
Or glimmering in gutter puddles of gasoline