Just In Case You Were Wondering by James Diaz


I want only to spread
a type of colossal love
although the form it takes
is not always as I expect
such a suspect counter
of misplaced stones
I place hammer to bone
stare too long at the sun
and wonder why the blur
and burn, some kind of bruised childhood
thrown years off course –
but of course, who has not learned
to come to this way, in a room spinning
but you are too tired to explain these things
to the one’s who love you most
a nod of your head will do
these, who came for you
when you crashed and almost
shattered through time
endless little breaker, stop breaking
things that want to be held
that want to be yours.

©2019 James Diaz


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Bio: James Diaz is the author of This Someone I Call Stranger (2018) Indolent Books. In 2016 he founded the online literary arts and music journal Anti-Heroin Chic to provide a platform for often unheard voices, including those struggling with addiction, mental illness and Prison/confinement. His work has appeared in Occulum, Bone & Ink Press, Moonchild Magazine, Memoir Mix-Tapes and Drunk Monkeys. He resides in upstate New York, in between balanced rocks and horse farms. He has never believed in anything as strongly as he does the power of poetry to help heal a shattered life.

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