It doesn’t matter what you say as long
as your voice keeps echoing
across all social media channels
you are sure to end up being some
I envy your dead star ways.
You can always bring that
vise grip gravity to the air
Many recoil from your brutish
truth. But for me you are the
stiletto reality check between the
ribs. A glimpse into the thrill of
the plunging roller-coaster ride or
the horror of its derailment.
I understand the fear but turning
your back on the train won’t make
it go away regardless of what Iron
Age fairy-tale you pray to.
About the Creator
Steve Howard's self-published collection of short stories Satori in the Slip Stream, Something Gaijin This Way Comes, and others were released in 2018. His poetry collection Diet of a Piss Poor Poet was released in 2019.