“Ode,” by Eric Robert Nolan

I love the way you
draw your lips, divine,
in your tilting smile.

If I could only
draw your lips, in lines,
the portrait would beguile.

Would that I could
draw your lips, to mine.
Delight me for a while?

(c) Eric Robert Nolan 2019



“Dance,” Alfons Mucha, 1898

“My Mother’s Apartment” appears at the Piker Press.

I’m honored to share here that a short poem of mine, “My Mother’s Apartment,” was published today over at The Piker Press.  You can find it at the link below.

As always, I am grateful to Editor Sand Pilarski for allowing me to share my voice with the readers of The Piker Press.

“My Mother’s Apartment”



My poem “Confession” was featured by The Piker Press today.

I’m honored to share here today that my poem “Confession” was featured by The Piker Press!  You can find it at the link below:

“Confession,” by Eric Robert Nolan

Thank you, Editor Sand Pilarski, for allowing me to share my voice among so many talented contributors.  I am grateful for the opportunity.




“Don’t impede the centipede.”

Don’t impede the centipede;
He’s in a rush (so hence his speed).
His hundred legs move him to feed
Upon a morsel in the weeds.

(c) 2018 Eric Robert Nolan

Hey … you guys think you are creeped out?  At first I thought it was a caterpillar, and I almost scooped it up.  If that isn’t a recommendation for needing new glasses, I don’t know what is.

[Update: I have been reliably informed that this is not a centipede, but a millipede.  They’re herbivorous and quite harmless, while it’s those squiggly little red centipedes that do bite.  These are the things you learn when your high school friends go on to become science teachers.]


“school shooter” poem featured in Peeking Cat Anthology 2018

Hey, gang! I’m honored today to see my poem “school shooter” published in the Peeking Cat Anthology 2018.

The book was released this morning and features work from 58 creators from around the world. Thank you, Editor Sam Rose, for allowing me to share my voice alongside so many talented writers, artists and photographers.

The anthology is available for purchase in both paperback and eBook format. (You can find purchasing information via the links.)

I hope that you all are having some fun on this cool and crisp October weekend.