Jon Bennett

cave pic by seth elkins
                       “Untitled” by Seth Elkins 

You Were Something Else Before You Were This

The beach is nice
but if you stay there long enough
it will be night,
you’ll huddle for a while, drunk and cold
then leave
walk under streetlights
the faces of 50 yr old
speedfreaks looking
like Dr. Smith, that bastard from Lost in Space.
Stop at the corner to puke
or along the emptiness, collapse
back against a tree
same moon shining on
white sand, now on the branches above
irrelevant in the night
white, like
bones poking from ash.

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