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Rapidly Haywire

written by: Heath Brougher

 

A lens of lunacy struck sparks
in the stark night resting peacefully
until a cacophony of violent human behavior
overtook the Earth. A strange fragrance of riot
whipped through the breeze, infecting the masses;
inflicting them with the sudden urge to pillage
homes and stores as their faces turned the shape of revile.

(Was it a full moon? Maybe the tides played a role
in the sudden juncture of the jump from somewhat sanity
to riot mentality. Humans are made up of 90% water.
Maybe the moon is pulling in the human tide.)

Heath Brougher

Heath Brougher

Heath Brougher is the winner of the 2018 Best Poet of the Year Award from Taj Mahal Review. He is the poetry editor for Into the Void Magazine, winner of the 2017 and 2018 Saboteur Awards for Best Magazine. His work has been published in over 550 journals and the newest of his 7 books is "The Ethnosphere's Duality" (Cyberwit, 2018).
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