Elected

Anarchic impulses
And death below
Empty smiles
Withering
In the fading lust
Of summer
With new storms
To consider
On surreal horizons
As blind pigs squeal
In reckless abandon
To the sound
Of a new moon
Falling
Tripped by broken roads
And lost passion
As grubby little hands
Reach into your pocket

John Drudge is a social worker working in the field of disability management and holds degrees in social work, rehabilitation services, and psychology. He is the author of two books of poetry: “March” and “The Seasons of Us” (both published in 2019). His work has appeared in the Arlington Literary Journal, The Rye Whiskey Review, Poetica Review, Drinkers Only, Literary Yard, The Alien Buddha Press, Montreal Writes, Mad Swirl, La Picoletta Barca Literary Journal Cambridge University, The Avocet, Sparks of Caliope, Harbinger Asylum, Black Coffee Review, Setu Magazine, The Ekphrastic Review, and the Adelaide Literary Magazine. John is a Pushcart Prize nominee and lives in Caledon Ontario, Canada with his wife and two children. Read other articles by John.