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Waiting for the fall.

Waiting for the fall.

A Poem by Jack Joseph

An older piece of mine, from a July posting @

Lately I've been wandering around with the angel of death in my shadow.
I walk the sidewalk as if there was a great earthly divide
at my sides.

For this reason I question the path from time to time, waiting for my footing to give way,

and down I'll go; screaming all the way to hell.

The fear I hold is reinforced by a world of festering flesh.
I look around and see rotting fruit,
being eaten by forlorn faces;
a society blind to its decay,
attempting to cover the stains and wrinkles
with chemical salves.
I sit in corner cafes and the stench of suppurating souls
overcomes me;
I vomit on the sidewalk
and the world passes

© 2009 Jack Joseph

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Oh my god this is awesome! I love the look you have given me of society and its blindness. Your choice of words only heightens the intensity. You were right I do 'Dig' it!!!!

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Jack Joseph
Jack Joseph

Los Angeles, CA

I'm a writer, painter and cognitive science junky living in The City of Angels. I write poetry from the perspective of a bystander. I believe that there is beauty in pain and loss, a beauty that rival.. more..

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