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 Poetry Editor of Into the Void Magazine, winner of the 2017 and 2018 Saboteur Awards for Best Magazine. He is a multiple Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net Nominee as well as the recipient of Taj Mahal Review’s 2018 Poet of the Year Award. His most recent collection of poetry and art is titled “Bleeding Backwards” (Diaphanous Press, 2019). Read other articles by Heath.