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Art by W. Jack Savage 2019

HERE WE ARE, YOU & I

 

by John D. Robinson

 

He was 16 years old

she was just 6 years old

he abducted her, he

raped and tortured her

and murdered her: 115

individual injuries to

the face, skull, neck,

broken fingers and ribs;

there is something of

us that lurks in the

depths of depravity,

of the sadistic and a

viciousness that

destroys the

innocence:

he’ll spend 30 years in

prison: separated,

secure, safe: the life-

sentence was handed

down to the little girl’s

family:

wild birds and animals

prey on the young and

vulnerable for

survival, not for such

sick satisfaction:

we, as a species, may

walk tall

but without doubt

dive to hell and

bring it alive

back to earth.

 

 

John D. Robinson is a UK poet. Hundreds of his poems have appeared in print and online: he has published several chapbooks and Uncollected Press will shortly be publishing his first full collection, Hang in There.

W. Jack Savage is a retired broadcaster and educator. He is the author of eight books including Imagination: The Art of W. Jack Savage (wjacksavage.com).  To date, more than fifty of Jack’s short stories and over a thousand of his paintings and drawings have been published worldwide. Jack and his wife Kathy live in Monrovia, California.

In Association with Black Petals & Fossil Publications 2019