I’ll walk a mile through broken glass

and never leave a scar

I’ll point my gun up at the sky

and shoot out every star


I’m a ghostly apparition

though I’m solid flesh and bone

I’m a traveler, a shaman,

and a lonesome rolling stone


I’m the spawn of curses whispered

some dark conjurer’s phantasm

from my lust, the universe

is trembling with orgasm


I’ve fought a thousand armies

carried off the sick and frail

I walked up to the crucifix

and pulled out every nail


when I come to your town, sir

you had best stay clear of me

I’m a feral, cornered animal

that’s craving sovereignty


I was born under a bad sign

a Wednesday’s child full of woe

I know to fear the shadows

like the devil down below


with fire fiercely burning

in my heart, through tears of rage

I write the sadness and the loss

as blood upon the page

About digthroughlife

I am a fifty-three year old poet who also writes fiction. I worked twenty-three years for the USPS, though never enthusiastically. I am a member of French Writers Worldwide and have had several poems published in French and Spanish. I hold strong opinions on music, film, and human rights. Some of my influences are Charles Bukowski, Arthur Rimbaud, Dylan Thomas, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Sylvia Plath, W.B Yeats, Bob Marley, William Blake, and Hunter S. Thompson. I'm an avid fan of the New York Yankees, Oakland Raiders, and Indiana Pacers. I like traveling by car. I enjoy seeing rock and alt-country bands in small venues. I hold a black belt in Taekwondo, but no longer spar due to injuries incurred in a motorcycle accident in 2005. I play acoustic guitar. I love Crown Royal whiskey and California Kush. Women are both the bane of my existence and all that sustains me. I believe strongly in the power of love and heartbreak. View all posts by digthroughlife

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