F.D.A Approved Poetry ~ Michael Marrotti

by Horror Sleaze Trash on September 29, 2016

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  It’s a struggle to exist in a pseudo-liberal town, where the proliferation of pessimism entices blood to spilled by the masses. Not enough people are medicated. Fighting oppression through a chemically induced bliss will only take you so far, until the bottle is barren, and desperation kicks in. These poems are about cheating life, eccentricities, and the will to persist when all other options are futile.

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  Michael Marrotti is an author from Pittsburgh, using words instead of violence to mitigate the suffering of life in a callous world of redundancy. His primary goal is to help other people. He considers poetry to be a form of philanthropy. When he’s not writing, he’s volunteering at the Light Of Life homeless shelter on a weekly basis. If you appreciate the man’s work, please check out his book, F.D.A. Approved Poetry, available at Amazon.

John Grey

by Horror Sleaze Trash on September 28, 2016

John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident. Recently published in New Plains Review, South Carolina Review, Stillwater Review and Big Muddy Review with work upcoming in Louisiana Review, Cape Rock and Spoon River Poetry Review.


 

FROM THE GOOD BAD GUY

 

Yes, I will bite into your flesh

like the carnivore I am

but it will be over in an instant,

your life like a fly

snapped out of the air

by a lizard tongue.

 

No slow torture,

I will snap you like

a wish-bone,

dissolve you quicker than

sugar cubes in coffee.

 

Remember,

as your body crumbles

and your memory implodes,

the worst that can happen

has been good to you.

 

 

 

MY CONFESSIONAL

 

I kill because I am death.

When I look in the mirror,

there’s no family man,

pretty wife, two kids,

car in garage.

All I can see

is what comes for him.

 

 

FOUND IN ATTIC TRUNK

 

as well as the usual moldy letters,

lawn darts and jigsaw puzzles,

crucifix and holy water,

garlic and Bible,

sharp pointed stake,

and a phial of dust

labeled “Dracula

Revival Kit –

drops of human blood

not included.”

 

 

Michael Zone

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