Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 03/08/21

A Wonderful City to Die In

In the mirage of night
Beneath frozen stars
In the silence
Of my wandering
With the barkeeps
Closing up
And the taxis
Turning off for the night
I make my way
To the small garden
Behind the old grey church
Sitting in the stillness
Of the neighborhood’s
Collective slumber
With everything calm
Beneath a gentle moon
And thinking about
The lower depths
Of my regrets
As the light
In the second story window
Across the street
Turns to black
And I sink low
In my collar
Against the growing cold
And wait

©2021 John Drudge All rights reserved.

John is a social worker working in the field of disability management and holds degrees in social work, rehabilitation services, and psychology. He is the author of three books of poetry: March (2019), The Seasons of Us (2019) and New Days (2020). His work has appeared widely in numerous literary journals, magazines, and anthologies internationally. John is also a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee and lives in Caledon Ontario, Canada with his wife and two children.

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