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Living Death

Derek Strange 1963 (Davenport ,Iowa)



In the basement of my discontent I shunned the world with the rules l bent My mind sedated, lost and confused Glaring t.v. my modern muse

Feigning control and Normalcy
Tell the dog of all I see
I find no way no way in sight
Taking refuge in bottle and pipe

No one can touch me all bunkered up
Block out the noise except my pup
Somewhat blind and self medicated
Only distraction programs slated

I own myself and and am quite happy
I tell my friend who sits there laughing
With charity whiskey and purloined smoke
Fight back reality and society’s yoke
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Submitted on July 30, 2020

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