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A Hole In My Life
written by: Judge Burdon
There's a hole in my life
where all the happiness leaks out
Doctors tried to fix it with medication
Which produced poor results
So I made a hole in my arm
to replace what I had lost
Used all of everything I found
Nothing could fill the void.
Next ambition, compassion, gratitude, and pride
also spilled out and exited my life.
A toxic depression filled the emptiness inside
What remains is a hole I made in my arm
And an addiction I struggle to satisfy
created from a madness
that I prescribed
His short stories and poems have been featured in; The Remnant Leaf, Stay Weird and Keep Writing, Independent Writer's Podcast, Spillwords, The Beatnik Cowboy, Down in the Dirt Magazine, The Raven Cage, Eskimo Pie, Across The Margin, Story Pub, Scarlet Leaf Review, Horror Sleaze Trash, The Stray Branch and Anti-Heroin Chic.
"Stray Dogs and Deuces Wild Cautionary Tales" the first book from Santiago was published by HST Publishing in January. He is presently engaged in finishing his book "Imitation of Myself." A non-fiction story encompassing his experiences as a drug runner for a Mexican Cartel. He celebrated his 66th birthday last July and lives modestly in Costa Rica.