VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Dan Provost

Come With Me

We walk the steps

of forced life within a

filthy neighborhood— a doomed

scenario that tortures existence into

a blind escape stare, where the

angels of the absurd cannot comprehend

a vision of a place where ugly people

play for keeps…

Not Science Fiction

Head still

staggered…

Tilted—

Far away from all the

terror you

           have seen…

Self-inflicted

Maybe, maybe not

Addonizio

I’ll never be cool like that pretty lady who writes crosscutting poetry and plays the blues harp.

Her books continue to examine how she lives life on her own terms, owing explanation to no one.

Don’t we all want to say that about ourselves?

Quietly, I sit in my mancave in Northern New England watching the young/old walk by, always with hints of remorse.  Attempts getting into a zone where words enhance my true soul are often stymied.  The big boy magazines reject my shit without any explanation on how to jot better.

Getting on stage either to recite a great observation or playing some Little Walter tune on the harmonica—Kim A. has it going. 

I’m always stuck in inward violence.

I also realize that this should not be looked at as a “contest.”

But, I do.

And I’m way down on the scoreboard…with no timeouts

left.

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