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Written by: John Heck

a disinteresting air

another gaze
within a full length mirror

a persnickety grimace
bandaids 
the severed slices 
of crystal
sleeping 
within my 
larynx

excuse my idiotcy
not utilizing 
punctuation marks
cmon darling
please        please
warrant my arrest

dementia is not covered 
under my insurance policy 
but 
cough   spit
mutants 
like myself
somehow survive

religiously pathetic
empathically morose
sympathetically laughable

one last day
one fleeting 
precious 
moment

the rifle is gently removed
from an uncolored mantle
periwinkle would have
been my palor of choice   now
Say ah and place 
the hunter's 
metallic eye
strategically 
down your throat

everything is pretty
everything is so goddamn 
wonderful

sweat on my forehead
sweat on the trigger
one deep breath
one more for good riddance
go my sweetheart
cmon

pull it
i said pull it

for a starved beggar's last day 
will be
righteously
and 
magnanimously
honored

by himself