One of These

These walking wounded animals
I am one of these
I am happy today to be
One of these

Like sores that do not heal
I am honored to be
One of these

For way too long I waited
Until inevitably
I turned out to be
One of these

These broken and crushed vehicles
I am one of these
I am sorry to be happy to be
One of these

Lied to and taken advantage of
Who somehow still hold on to love
I am one of these

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Published by mikepowernyc

Named one of New York's Best Emerging Poets 2019, my poetry chapbook The New Normal was published by Analog Submission Press. My novel The Zoo was published by Cacoethes Publishing House. Other poems and short stories have appeared in Subterranean Blue Poetry, The Journal of Microfiction, and Sick Lit Magazine, among others. Other works include a staged reading of my play Digging Up John Barrymore, performed by Dreamcatcher Entertainment, and five albums of original music recorded with my band Late Model Humans.

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