Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like
Over at The Disappointed Housewife I have two more poems by talented L.A. writer, William Jackson.
You might have read his earlier contribution, “Constellations Ms (folio#073.119.82),” https://thedisappointedhousewife.com/2018/01/12/constellations-ms-folio073-119-82-poetry-by-william-jackson/ and maybe you were as enthralled as I was by his use of typography, crossouts, and underlines to enhance the visual presentation. Just what The Housewife ordered.
Zoom on over and have a look at his two new pieces, and while you’re there be sure to hit the “follow” button!
clothes w/ bullet-holes in them on display in shop windows / teenagers berate their parents for being married for so long, all the cool kid’s parents got a divorce [a long time ago!] / no love letters for the lonely no wave no gentle kisses good-bye / Don’t pray for me pray for the G-d you’re praying to / Cigarettes lit on the fires of burning cities / vicious fumes sear the life from your blood and the color from your skin the heart screaming for an answer and an exit seeing light / left alone with the shadows all of you violently yelling at each other / Holograms of children before the smile was invented /
a guy with headphones a guy sitting dully on a dimly lit porch with music in his ears and drugs in his soul waiting for all the excitement he’ll ever get…
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