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The Times of Our Lives Aren’t Broken

A prose poem inspired by my betters

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age is no crime
but the shame
of a deliberately
wasted
life
among so many
deliberately
wasted
lives
is.

Charles Bukowski, “Be Kind”
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Thirty-odd years ago I was babbling drunk in the crash-bang-slam-bam of this disco Goth cave
When a girl at the next table
All mascara and sin…

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Patrick Metzger

Patrick Metzger

Dilettante, smartass, apocalypticist. ***See “Lists” for stories by genre.***