John Sweet

an epilogue

or you, with silver wings
on a rainy afternoon

the other side of the continent
and thirty years too late and
both of us lost despite
what we’ve found

words of hope for
a hopeless situation

quiet laughter and a
handful of pills

and the worst our actions can
do at any given point
                       is kill us

John Sweet sends greetings from the rural wastelands of upstate NY. He is a firm believer in writing as catharsis, and in the continuous search for an unattainable and constantly evolving absolute truth. His latest poetry collections include HEATHEN TONGUE (2018 Kendra Steiner Editions) and A FLAG ON FIRE IS A SONG OF HOPE (2019 Scars Publications).
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