$200 divorce

$200 divorce

A Poem by Daniel Atkinson
"

look at us.

"

i find it hard to

believe in the innate goodness of

man

when s**t poems are written on

grease-stained paper

and divorce is sold for $200

on the side of the highway.

 

there is very little time for

futures now,

very little time.

the crows see this

and the ladybugs offer their

criticism

but are eaten like

ladybugs

and suddenly they are beyond

god.

 

there is a song someone

has been singing.

it sounds like

an anthem,

but i cannot clear the

dust from my

ears.

© 2011 Daniel Atkinson


Author's Note

Daniel Atkinson
I passed a billboard that advertised a lawyer that would settle divorce cases for $199. It stayed with me.

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Again, this is amazing. I completely agree with Chris G. Vaillancourt down there. You always pick such intense but touching subjects, and you write about them and it turns out beautifully. Amazing job!!!!!!!!!

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Awesome. This is good.

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Added on August 13, 2011
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Tags: humanity, man, people, society, shame, lost, divorce

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Daniel Atkinson
Daniel Atkinson

Atlanta, GA



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