The Only Way

The Only Way

A Poem by Perdition

Yes, he was American made. Drawing in and thinking back with a comeback Elvis idol parked across his lap, Milwaukee’s Best and the taste of sulfur giving up his first shots into glory. The cracked window bled where he tossed out reason, and now the blank and broken future spilled out on the wooden floor. It was everything from nothing to him. A glitch in the hemisphere on his way to paradise and he didn't mind the goings alone. I rushed on his final words as he smiled and pulled back on the trigger.
Smoke dripping from his teeth.
Sometimes, it dares work out this way. Life bends to the handles where we are long ago ready. I pulled the covers and said some silent prayer. Some hope that someday I might end this way. Police arrived and I curiously gave up his name.
They stood and shook their heads pouring out a distorted, shortened Novena. Their line of cars crackled in fear as the sun rose over, its fingers pointed west and the air a broken frame where death wept up to his door. Yes. American made. where this was the only way.

© 2017 Perdition

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I have read and am reading.. finding each phrase a revelation.. a looking into someone's mind that i'll never really understand. Seems a path into a place where there are no brakes, no slowing down.. till it's only the finish that stops the flow.. .. cruelly, perhaps.

Posted 12 Months Ago


12 Months Ago

we don't have to type to make mistakes!

12 Months Ago

This is one of those sentences that, even in the most soft and relaxing mornings you stop and sip yo.. read more

11 Months Ago

' Sometimes, it dares work out this way. Life bends to the handles where we are long ago ready. 'read more
You have certainly transcended the edges here and used language in a novel way. It communicates a mood with great images even if the detail is hard to pin down (for me). As you say 'I catch the drift' in a very positive way.
Well done for a very imaginative write.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

Thank you sir...I'm appreciate and know that it is hard to pin down which I sometimes feel the need .. read more

1 Year Ago

"I appreciate"..really have to get those glasses

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2 Reviews
Added on September 13, 2017
Last Updated on October 9, 2017



Sometimes, VA

Writing is a way for me to transcend the edges around the edges of transcendence; if you catch my drift. Thank you for your wonderful reviews and please forgive me if I sometimes fail to do the same... more..