Fireworks are subconsciously spurious symbols
of the real bombs used by the Guerrilla warfare-practicing savages
who founded the terrorist organization known as the united states of america—
a blazing blight nearing its final ember
that’ll burn into ash and float
on the breeze of an Earth that has been ridden
of a severe manifestation of insanely evil over-personification.

Heath Brougher is the Editor-in-Chief of Concrete Mist Press and co-poetry editor of Into the Void, winner of the 2017 and 2018 Saboteur Awards for Best Magazine. He received Taj Mahal Review’s 2018 Poet of the Year Award and is a multiple Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee. In 2020, he was awarded the Wakefield Prize for Poetry. He has published 11 books and, after spending over four years editing the work of others, is ready to get back into the creative driver's seat. Read other articles by Heath.