It is Good to See Brutality Intact

Away from the city
away          away
promiscuity by torchlight
green smears of a simple thriving algae
the foaming darkened sea lost to an
old unbridled way of roaring
in the absence of throats and disappointment,
crabs from their holes like retaking
lost ground
the animal armies tearing each other to pieces
in some beautifully carnal unspoilt way;
it is good to see brutality intact,
all things eroded and fossilized and consumed,
but in their place.

Away from the city
my heart sings


© 2018 Ryan Quinn Flanagan


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Ryan Quinn Flanagan is a Canadian-born author residing in Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada with his wife and many bears that rifle through his garbage. His work can be found both in print and online in such places as: Evergreen Review, The New York Quarterly, Word Riot, Literary Yard, Red Fez, and The Oklahoma Review.


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