DS Maolalai

NIGHT IN THE HOSPITAL

3am. lights low
like burning
church candles.

various computer
systems beep 
in their sleep.

night 
in the hospital
maintenance office.
restful
as a hot
plate of stew.

DS Maolalai has been nominated eight times for Best of the Net and five times for the Pushcart Prize. His poetry has been released in two collections, Love is Breaking Plates in the Garden (Encircle Press, 2016) and Sad Havoc Among the Birds (Turas Press, 2019).