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A brief overview of the 21st century - John Sweet

like dogs fucking in the

middle of a dead-end street


like a river filled with corpses

moving through the desert


our gift to the future

can only be failure


our belief in our own greatness

has always been

our biggest mistake


listen


none of these pious whores

who offer to bless you

are your friend


no songs matter more

than the silences they fill


the same has always

been true of prayer


Bio:

John Sweet sends greetings from the rural wastelands of upstate NY. He is a firm believer in writing as catharsis, and in the continuous search for an unattainable and constantly evolving absolute truth. His latest poetry collections include A FLAG ON FIRE IS A SONG OF HOPE (2019 Scars Publications) and A DEAD MAN, EITHER WAY (2020 Kung Fu Treachery Press).

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