I.) I listen to

the lyrics

then still

feel abandoned…

II.) Number those who

love me—(Townsend).

Shouts into the darkness is

more appropriate.

III.) Sanctity morphed

from being beaten—

IV.) Songs fulfill a

final question…

V.) Broken pieces of

a quiet stranger—

Scattered among the


VI.) Short notice

for only outlet…

VII.) Whispered conceit

of aging despair.


Dan Provost

Dan Provost's poetry has been published throughout the small press for a number of years.  Some recent publications include: Poetical Review, Merak Magazine, Oddball Magazine, Deuce Coupe, Misfit Magazine, the Rye Whiskey Review and the Dope Fiend Daily.  He has two books coming out in 2020.  Under the Influence of Nothingness by Kung Fu Treachery Press and Rattle of a Realizer, published by Whiskey City Press.  He lives in Berlin, New Hampshire with his wife Laura and dog Bella.

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