regret on the eve of consciousness

i dreamed a dream
that we were

smoking cigarettes
on the eve

of consciousness
while watching

cells regenerate
& while watching

ants taking
their time.

& you helped me
lick stamps,

even though
i didn’t ask you to.


Artwork © Ira Joel Haber

Artwork © Ira Joel Haber


K Taylor is the author of A Sleep/less Night (FowlPox Press) and the founder/editor of Dink Press (2014-present). He is in love.

Ira Joel Haber was born and lives in Brooklyn. He is a sculptor, painter, writer, book dealer,photographer and teacher. His work has been seen in numerous group shows bothin the USA and Europe and he has had 9 one man shows including several retrospectives of his sculpture. His work is in the collections of The Whitney Museum Of American Art, New York University, The Guggenheim Museum, The Hirshhorn Museum,The Albright-Knox Art Gallery & The Allen Memorial Art Museum. Since 2006 His paintings, drawings, photographs and collages have been published in over 230 on line and print magazines. He has received three National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, two Pollock-Krasner grants, the Adolph Gottlieb Foundation grant and, in 2010, he received a grant from Artists’ Fellowship Inc. He currently teaches art to retired public school teachers at The United Federation of Teachers program in Brooklyn.