Workaround, a poem by Michael Channing

Workaround

by Michael Channing

now and then you think
of walking out onto the freeway
steering into the train
what's to fear it won't even hurt
but what if it does
what if it hurts forever

then you consider maybe forever
won't be all that much
you've promised
been promised forever before
and it was over fairly fast

so you declare today
the pain is okay
and will continue to be
forever

Nothing's What You Thought It Would Be


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Scraps, a collection of horror poems by Michael Channing

March 5, 2021