A Big Bitta Fucked
He plants seeds in the wall
hoping a face will one day sprout
so he can punch it in the fucking mouth.
Down the street a woman pulls out her hair
as every time she looks into the mirror she sees a witch.
This is the day and age of trumpeted terror.
American air has always been so thick with tension.
It’s just that it has thickened to such a degree of late
it seems as though you could cut off a piece and feed it to something.
©Heath Brougher all rights reserved
Heath Brougher is the author of 6 books, the most recent of which are “To Burn in Torturous Algorithms” (Weasel Press, 2018) and “The Ethnosphere’s Duality” (Cyberwit,2018). He is the poetry editor for Into the Void, winner of the 2017 and 2018 Saboteur Awards for Best Magazine. He is a multiple Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee as well as winner of the 2018 Poet of the Year Award from Taj Mahal Review. His work has been translated into Afrikaans, Serbian, Albanian, Italian, and several other languages. His work has appeared in journals such as Rust Belt Review, Chiron Review, MiPOesias, Main Street Rag, Alien Buddha Zine, Mobius, Cruel Garters, Synchronized Chaos, Setu Bilingual, Moonchild Magazine, Dispatches from the Poetry War, BlazeVOX, and elsewhere.