Untitled (#1) by Dan Lenart (read at magazine release event @ Central Library on April 17th)

Tony Steele looked impressive on the outside
dressed to the nines all polished and professional
He dealt with the money market
and had many trappings of wealth

But something was missing
despite his best attempts at immediate worldly success–
intimacy from a nurturing relationship, and love.

He was not shown much of it
when he was growing up
so it was an alien concept

They call them the walking wounded
because their souls are sick;
shallow husks with broken hearts
wandering around aimlessly.
They do not last long, and grow old gracefully
They have been dying for some time
and are merely waiting
for the final punch clock.

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One Response to Untitled (#1) by Dan Lenart (read at magazine release event @ Central Library on April 17th)

  1. Rick Carroll says:

    The walking wounded is something that I can strongly relate to. A life with fragments of love and little or no support keeps the good artist from the great. I am glad to see that someone writes about what few want to hear.

    Thanks

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