kneeling in the Public Gardens grasping my chest as family’s step around me as storm clouds roll in
splinter your soul over
spilled milk broken salt shakers declaring
armageddon this world full of narcissists
revel in your brokenness
or lack thereof it comes at once
filling up the bucket collection
spilling it over watering the grass
perception lies the blank slate acts
nothing more a marble counter to snort cocaine
invade your consciousness alien become more
than yourself become whole and eradicate the visage of failure
over hyperboles tuned inflated vernacular
why am i any better eyes fixated
on imperfections diseases drove me cyborg will
heaven open its gates for a man run on batteries
set your bucket down the storm clouds rolling in
echo welcome home, my son
Sean William Dever is a Boston-based poet currently in his last year of his MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College, where he also attained his BFA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing. He works as an Adjunct Professor at Emerson teaching Intro to College Writing. In addition, he also works as both a Copy Editor and Business Development Associate. His biggest fan is his English Golden Retriever, Rocco.
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