Corey Mesler – I Am The Light, Be Aware

I am the light

I am the light

under your door

you apprehend

just before

sleep comes. Your

dreams shimmer.

And in the

morning you will love me

as if it were meant to be so.

Be Aware

The demon

you fear


will be the

one who

wakes you

every morning.

His name

will be yours


his tools

the ones you

crafted for him.

Bio: COREY MESLER has published in numerous journals and anthologies. He has published 7 novels, 3 poetry collections, 3 books of short stories, a dozen chapbooks of both poetry and prose. Nominated for the Pushcart Prize numerous times, two of his poems were chosen for Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac. His fiction has received praise from John Grisham, Robert Olen Butler, Lee Smith, Frederick Barthelme, Greil Marcus, among others. With his wife, he runs Burke’s Book Store in Memphis TN. Find him at


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