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Poem for the Collapse of Distant Stars by John Sweet




and every day i say

this is the day


a pocketful of

someone else’s cash


the halos of runaway teenage girls

nailed to the wall above your headboard because

not everyone wins in the age

of victories


not all the drugs work


breathe in like judas and

then out like christ


let the pain define you


let the dogs starve but then

tell them it’s an act of kindness


tell them death is the only thing

that gives true meaning to life


 

John Sweet sends greetings from the rural wastelands of upstate NY. He is a firm believer in writing as catharsis. His latest poetry collections include A FLAG ON FIRE IS A SONG OF HOPE (2019 Scars Publications) and A DEAD MAN, EITHER WAY (2020 Kung Fu Treachery Press). https://bleedinghorse.blogspot.com/

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