True Detective


it doesn’t ripple for everyone
upon touch
the image looking back at itself

through a certain lens
True Detective
is just fiction
overlapping a body
pulled from the river
in a quiet college mountain town
not so quiet

under noses
papered over with disinterest
overdoses are just background noise
(though I’ve been told differently
by a juicer playing
some sort of angle)

through a certain lens
patterns emerge
dismissed as the product
of an unstable mind

patterns of kids gone missing
patterns of what power does
and gets away with

the memorial cross
beneath the bridge
no longer stands

I think it was burned
for warmth

—William Skink

  1. Mike

    Don’t quit yor day job, bro. I loled.

    • lizard19

      of course not, poetry doesn’t pay. T.S. Eliot was a banker and Wallace Stevens sold insurance.

      I’m curious, Mike, do you have your GED? or is your inability to spell correctly the side-effect of some malady?

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