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The Hour of the Cat-Poem by A. J. Huffman
Owlish Eyes in the Dark-Poem by A. J. Huffman
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Angel of Manslaughter
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No Place Like Home
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Dark Tales from Gent's Pens

Closed

 

by David Mac

 

 

We’d wait for the shop to open

where we could buy

two bottles of red for seven quid

and two Polish beers for two

and next to the shop was a place

that decorated and designed

headstones:

 

REST IN PEACE MUM

MY BELOVED SON

LOVE YOU FOREVER

Blah blah blah good riddance

 

And we’d look in that window

dreaming about death

as the rush-hour traffic

pushed on through

to nowhere

at all

 

 

 

 

David Mac’s words can be found in many mags, journals, sites, ‘zines, and blogs. He’s had collections published by Erbacce Press, Knives Forks & Spoons, Writing Knights Press, Ten Pages Press, Lulu, as well as various self-published collections. He lives in the UK, deep in the Bedfordshire Hell. He contemplates death. Sometimes he contemplates life.

In Association with Black Petals & Fossil Publications 2017