Approaching The Anniversary by John Sweet

would you have gone
back again if you knew?

would you have visited every day
just to postpone his death?

called off the marriage?

there was another girl
maybe the only one you ever loved
or maybe this is just what you
want to believe

doesn’t matter now

you say good-bye and drive home
and think nothing of it and
two weeks later the phone rings

two days after that
the plug is pulled

should i keep going?


john sweet, b. 1968, opposed to all ideologies, political parties, organized religion and reality tv. votes the surrealist ticket whenever possible. latest collections include THE CENTURY OF DREAMING MONSTERS (2014 Lummox Press) and the electronic chapbook A NATION OF ASSHOLES W/ GUNS (2015 Scars Publications).


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