A(tomic)lma Mat(t)er

I live among “Russians”
who are enslaved
by a different flag,
yet, we are of the same
vicious imperialistic ideology.

We are brothers and sisters
of gorgeous mother Gaia
who we use and abuse
and manipulate and personify.

We exist in the same
filthy crackpipe—
we both live
on the dark side
of the womb.

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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. He was recently awarded the 2020 Wakefield Prize for Poetry. He has published 11 books and, after spending over two years editing the work of others, is ready to get back into the creative driver seat. He has four books forthcoming in 2022. Read other articles by Heath.