my heart breaks with each breath.
i try to stand with eloquence and pride
but know that i am defeated, destroyed
waiting for recovery in a room filled
with others wearing similar shoes.
a pious man in a red shirt
watches a neon sign click off
as he hooks his arm around the waist
of a woman he just bought
and steps onto streets wet with rain.
he calls her bitch,
slaps her down,
awakes to the click
of a loaded .44.
two dogs fuck on a sidewalk
in front of a darkened house.
two eyes peer from behind pulled curtains.
lightning cracks, thunder cries,
a tree catches fire from a direct hit.
Jack Henry is a writer based in california and has been accepted at fearless, scab, dreich, dissident voice, beatnik cowboy and others. a new book, driving w/crazy, will be released in the spring of 21 by PUNK HOSTAGE PRESS.
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