Thursday, December 10, 2015

a sparrow drowning at the desert's edge

smother the children and
mourn their ghosts

we are all guilty here

we are all lined up
against concrete walls
and given blindfolds
and how much of your
life did you waste
waiting to be older?

how afraid are you now
of becoming obsolete?

wake up one morning and
suddenly being alive is
no better or worse than
                   being dead

About John Sweet:
John Sweet, b. 1968, opposed to all organized religion and political parties. A believer in sunlight, and surrealism, and post-punk. Most recent collections include THE CENTURY OF DREAMING MONSTERS (2014 Lummox Press) and A NATION OF ASSHOLES W/ GUNS (2015 Scars Publications).

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