Destination by Brenton Booth

It doesn’t take long
before
we work the jobs we
never thought we
would
we sleep with the
bodies that once
repulsed us
we need money more
than peace
it doesn’t take long
before
the hair turns to grey
the skin becomes coarse
the feet no longer work
as they once did
it doesn’t take long
before
the tears all dry up
the reflection doesn’t
show you
the dreams have faded
like cheap ink
it doesn’t take long
before
the heart pumps faster
the partner is a stranger
the head buries itself in
the hands
it doesn’t take long
before
the virtue disappears
the good times run away
the key opens the wrong
door.

Brenton Booth is a writer from Sydney, Australia. Writing of his has appeared in Chiron Review, 3:AM Magazine, Tree Killer Ink, Underground Voices, etc.

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