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Black Dog

by Stephen Ellams

Going to seed
Among the weeds
Day is disfunction
Heart a dead beat

In this grief-stricken mindscape
Solitude screams
Deafening death-count
Desolates me

Derelict wasteland
Of felled sapless trees
Umbilical branches
Burial leaves

Emotional needs
Instability breeds

A walking abortion
Intent on destruction
O positive lifeblood
Gushing irony

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