By Debarun Sarkar
the alternating cycle
a symptom of my sickness
my lungs are giving way
not yet my mind
we write in fancy words
phrases and line breaks
a toiling body of tormented breath
echoing the air of yesteryears
words that eventually formed
were found scribbled across
walls of the cities by slackers hackers
junkies whores and ganglords
twigs and branches
feathers in notebooks
guns and bombs
pamphlets and graffiti on walls
words the utter worthlessness of it
in an age of devalued words
empty words play. why must I labor when
Debarun Sarkar sleeps, reads, eats, drinks, smokes, labors, occasionally writes and submits.
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