Skip to content
January 14, 2018 / barton smock

returning

childish nicknames for the messiah

these desperate meditations
on the ghost
of a sober
twin

I am not death but enter
like it
the church
of so many
canceled
spelling bees
to ask
whose punishment

for being born
am I

One Comment

Leave a Comment
  1. danielpaulmarshall / Jan 14 2018 5:29 pm

    Your title ‘returning’ puts me in mind of the lemniscate.
    That’s an impactful ending too. i don’t know what benefits finding out would bring you, but it is certainly strong poetry & where better are questions put than in a poem?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: