Know All Your Enemies — John Sweet
didn’t have the balls to
kill himself until the day he finally did,
and then we laughed when we heard
the news and called him a coward
called his girlfriend later on that week
to see if she wanted to hang out,
maybe see a movie, maybe get laid
because why not?
her copy of anne frank’s diary
a few months later
while she was off in rehab
but didn’t see what the big deal was
didn’t understand that all of our past mistakes were still out there just waiting to shake our hands in the future
John Sweet sends greetings from the rural wastelands of upstate NY. He is a firm believer in writing as catharsis, and in the continuous search for an unattainable and constantly evolving absolute truth. His latest poetry collections include A FLAG ON FIRE IS A SONG OF HOPE (2019 Scars Publications) and A DEAD MAN, EITHER WAY (2020 Kung Fu Treachery Press).