Half Bent

Like the crisp snap
Of a 3 a.m. call
A break
In the awakening
Drums on the horizon
Another morning
In the wake
Of forgotten time
Where we drown
Like monsters
Lost at sea
With the zombies
On the streets
Half bent
Into the oblivion
Of one more
Hopeless breath
In the tatters
Of tomorrow

John 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 six books of poetry: “March” (2019), “The Seasons of Us” (2019), New Days (2020), Fragments (2021), A Long Walk (2023) and Sojourns (2024) . His work has appeared widely in numerous literary journals, magazines, and anthologies internationally. John is also a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee. He lives in Caledon Ontario, Canada with his wife and two children. Read other articles by John.