At 45 i have no time for rebellion so i’ll take what comes easily the sun hanging over brown grass like a clenched fist a broken wine glass in the sink since february selling a better story than any of us can afford a wolf spider climbing a broken down amazon box like sir edmund hillary atop some snow covered peak of desolation & boredom worn out vinyl recorded as rain fell on seattle like the blood of the roman dead in another lifetime of raised voices & passionate song where for a few seconds we all get to feel young again.
About the Author: John Dorsey lived for several years in Toledo, Ohio. He is the author of several collections of poetry, including Teaching the Dead to Sing: The Outlaw’s Prayer (Rose of Sharon Press, 2006), Sodomy is a City in New Jersey (American Mettle Books, 2010), Tombstone Factory, (Epic Rites Press, 2013), Appalachian Frankenstein (GTK Press, 2015) Being the Fire (Tangerine Press, 2016) and Shoot the Messenger (Red Flag Poetry, 2017),Your Daughter’s Country (Blue Horse Press, 2019), Which Way to the River: Selected Poems 2016-2020 (OAC Books, 2020), Afterlife Karaoke (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2021) and Sundown at the Redneck Carnival, (Spartan Press, 2022).. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and the Stanley Hanks Memorial Poetry Prize. He was the winner of the 2019 Terri Award given out at the Poetry Rendezvous. He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Image Credit: Chase Dimock “Cactus Patch in Joshua Tree” (2021)