When Poetry Doesn’t Save You, But Kills You

Redd Angelo
Redd Angelo

Once she wrote me a poem. It was the kind of sonnet you would
hear around a campfire in heaven. Juliet taught me how to
hate less and dance more, sing everywhere and love the
unknown. I was not good enough for her.


Your poem makes me want to drink a glass of wine, smoke a
cigarette and reminisce. Oh, love, what a bitch you were.


Poetry did not save me because before poetry killed me, I was
already dead. And now, alone in the emptiness of my cage, I
read Walt Whitman.

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