The Facts of Life

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Songs of a Dissident (Transcendent Zero Press, 2015)
Happy Hour Hallelujah (CTU Publishing, 2016)
Chaos Songs (Weasel Press, 2016)

Being human is hard.
This is just a fact of life.
We all deal with it … with varying degrees of success.
 
Anything less than 100% is nothing more than slow suicide.
 
I will drink from the fountain of youth
until I finally find
all the innocence lost.
 
I will toast to the immortal gods
until I finally sneak
up the mountain in their midst.
 
The moon, the stars, the wind, the cold snap.
The light, the dreams, the smile, the next step.

peeking-cat-poetry-2016-anthology
My poem “The Distance between Us” was published in the Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine 2016 Anthology. I had an opportunity to read the piece recently at Shorter University, and a video is up now on The Southern Collective Experience’s YouTube channel.
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