Poetry: “After You Moved Out of the Upstairs Apartment” by Iris Litt

I hear footsteps on the stair
but they’re
not you, they’re
indefinably lighter and they’re
not coming here, they’re going somewhere
else. On the other hand they do
sound like you
just enough to
make me raise my head and
listen awhile and smile.

Iris Litt’s third book of poems, Snowbird, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2017. Previous books are What I Wanted to Say, from Shivastan Publishing, and Word Love, from Cosmic Trend Publications. Iris’s poems, short stories, and articles have been published in many magazines, including Edison Literary Review, Confrontation, among others.