David Roskos

 


DEATH CALLS THE ADDICT HOME 
for Tanya Rivera
   
Death calls the addict home,
with promise of warmth
in an opiate womb.
safety in numbness
an embryonic cocoon,
empty as the inside
of a hollowed out moon.



junk dream

what we desire eludes us
what we can't set fire to
.....concludes us
pyrotechnic delight
.....don't put up a fight
..surrender to the beast
...............inside you
this is good advice coming
..from someone who knows,
.....tossed & torn
.......like a lamb on a spit
.........charred on the bottom
.............& ready to turn
locked outside of my
........silly girl's love now
locked outside of her loins
........a lion rages
in my brain
........waves a spike
that kills the pain
junk dreams melt
...like powder & water
.........in a spoon
junk dreams dance
...in the skull of the moon
junk dreams death
........& they're dragging
................the lake
junk dreams caw like a crow
...& exclaim "for Christ's sake!"
curdle cream crow bar
broad-axe, bandoleer
...I'm hanging like a monkey
.........in my junk dream
from a swinging chandelier.

 

 

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David Roskos

 

     editor/publisher Big Hammer & Iniquity Press/Vendetta Books. Work as a furniture mover. have 2 poems in the meat section of the Outlaw Bible of American Poetry. Six Year old son named Ayler. spends free time wandering around flea markets looking through milkcrates of used LPs.

 

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