SUBJUGATION by Jeffrey Littrell

 

I looked for a sign

trying to connect with a purity

that governs and reigns

to a feel a master’s hand

upon the controls

of this chaotic machine

 

I believe

I smelled sage upon the wind

perhaps, even heard

a disquieting murmur

rustle through the maple trees

 

if every grain of sand

is numbered in the hourglass,

am I drifting aimlessly

in the wind,

a bastard folly of providence ?

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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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