Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 05/01/19

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Just Another Day

It’s been a week
since you left
and tore a hole
in my atmosphere,
letting in
the gamma rays,
the end of days:
all in a haze
of tears and
holographic “I’m sorries.”

Was it you?
Was it me
that left
everything
broken?
For a new love to find?
To be cruel to be kind?
Escaping a bind
that catches the skin
like fingers of crushed glass.

I find myself,
standing outside
the home we made,
wishing these arms—those walls—
could hold you, again.
A chance to feel–
a moment to steal–
but our fate is sealed
with all being said
and done.

If only
I could evaporate
up
into the clouds
of that noon sky
and rain down
somewhere—
anywhere—
without a care
far, far away
from here.

©David Estringel all rights reserved

David

David Estringel is an avid reader, poet, and writer of fiction, creative non-fiction, & essays. His work has been accepted and/or published by Specter Magazine, Literary Juice, Foliate Oak Magazine, Indiana Review, Terror House Magazine, Expat Press, 50 Haikus, littledeathlit, Down in the Dirt Magazine, Route 7, Setu Bilingual Journal, Paper Trains, The Elixir Magazine, Soft Cartel, Harbinger Asylum, Open Arts Forum, and The Good Men Project. He is currently a Contributing Editor (fiction) at Red Fez, editor/columnist at The Good Men Project, and an editor/writer at The Elixir Magazine. David can be found on Twitter (@The_Booky_Man) and his blog The Booky Man.

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