Loose Words
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Loose Words

The End of the World


Photo by Myles Tan on Unsplash

Someone drew a star on my bottom step,
probably one of the children I heard
laughing the way only children can laugh,
like a person still discovering themselves,
someone who’s never thought about death.

The last time I drew something
I drew a cockroach,
as though my artistic impulse…



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Jay Sizemore

Jay Sizemore

Provocative truth teller, author of 19 poetry collections. Cat dad. Dog dad. Currently working from Portland, Oregon. Learn more at: Jaysizemore.com.