The Facts of Life

Happy Hour Hallelujah - Chaos Songs - Songs of a Dissident.jpeg

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.

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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