Embracing The Collision by Victor Henry

Misery touches personal pain and madness feels loss.
I’m stranded in summer moonlight near an empty field.
Red hawks sleeping till dawn.
Water flowing from a nearby creek.

You’ve lit out for Oklahoma City to see your grandmother,
Looking for Cherokee superstitions.
I’m left behind with a laminated map of Mississippi,
A state we agreed that they’d hang us first,

Before we’d ever get there.

Victor Henry

Victor Henry’s poetry and prose poems have appeared in various small press magazines, anthologies, and e-zines, such as Slipstream; The Paterson Literary Review; Nobody Gets Off The Bus: The Viet Nam Generation Big Book; Vietnam War Poetry; The Homestead Review; Red River Review; Dead Snakes, and Misfitmagazine, among others. Image of What They Wanted book cover. His book, What They Wanted, was published, on Veterans Day, November 11th, 2015, by FutureCycle Press.

 

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