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Leftover Beer and Melting Shadows


Image
by Stephanie Gonzalez

I am not ungrateful

designate a meaning

arbitrarily,

the fake white beard

becomes intolerable

you sound like Elvis

howling plagiarism

to stupid girls

and now old men

you deserved

your end

translucent

face with makeup

shimmering waste

trying to catch

another glimpse

softly petting

your rough hands

it doesn’t get

any worse than this

disgust and apathy

ironically mix

in this microscopic blender

there is no listen,

only hear,

I don’t mind,

I just get the job done

these sores are representations

of humility and disgrace

when did the ground become

so distant

16 replies on “Leftover Beer and Melting Shadows”

Love the image and your blended thoughts; I like all the tensions and contradictions, especially the lines
“softly petting
your rough hands
it doesn’t get
any worse than this
disgust and apathy
ironically mix”
Thanks so much for subscribing! I tried to respond sooner, but got caught up in your blog :)

Hey Sean, cool site. It’s always nice to find people brave enough to throw their poetry up on the web. Thanks for following my blog :-)

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