Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 08/28/20

The Dive Bars

The dive bars
of a forgotten past
will become high end
sushi palaces
where the stories of a day
no longer stick to the bar
as a reminder of belonging
there will be talk
of business plans
and cash cows
and about the lazy drunken poets
in the alleys
writing words
on the walls
of their cardboard houses
words that once meant
something powerful
that became signs
of weakness
and societal expulsion.

©2020 Niklas Stephenson All rights reserved.

Niklas Stephenson is a German American writer and poet currently living in Speyer, Germany. He has published three chapbooks of poetry with Analog Submission Press (“Existence, Death and Nothing“, “21st Century Moloch“, “Shattering the Rear View to Slit my Memory and Bleed Into the Future“), self-published a novel, “Bloodbursts,” available on Amazon and has been published in a few magazines, online and print (Paper and Ink Magazine, Black Sunday Magazine, CephaloPress, Horror Sleaze Trash, and a few more). Feel free to contact the author via Instagram under _manicbloc_

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