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New Year’s Resolution

New Year’s Resolution

written by: Robbie Masso


The words to explain my thoughts –
the paint on my hands –
the photographs in black and white –
the collages that sent me to thrift shops –
the clothes that cover my scars –

all of it is seen by my mind’s eye,
but the images are blurry.

I think I got too comfortable,
                      too pain-free,
                      too sane.

Maybe I’ll go to New York.
Maybe I’ll eat paper in a forest.
Maybe I’ll spend a night in a whore’s bed.
Maybe I’ll go to more funerals.

The answers are in a funhouse
distorted by the mirrors.

Will I search for the answers
by going through the maze
like the gods before me –

or will I place blame to protect my fears
and die in the place I was born?

Robbie Masso

Robbie Masso

Aspiring writer influenced by the likes of Charles Bukowski, Hunter S. Thompson, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jim Morrison, Bob Dylan, Langston Hughes, etc.
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