Moving On by Brenton Booth

sometimes the seconds
play out for hours
with a perfect soundtrack
of pain
& gods & angels
seem the farthest thing
& there is no option
but to let yourself  bleed
then walk away to a
completely new &
unknown place
for the unfamiliar streets
though uncaring don’t
always kill
& our blood only comes
in limited amounts
we can only bleed so much
before any further pain is
a choice:
or nothing more than a
lodging we refuse to leave.

Brenton Booth lives in Sydney, Australia. Poetry and fiction of his has appeared in many small press publications. To read more of his work visit

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