No History by Frank Reardon

The world wants you
to love it.
It needs to hear
you say “I love you”
again and again.
It’ll send you
naked photos.
Cook you fancy dinners.
Take you over politically,
emotionally.
It’ll celebrate birthdays.
Celebrate you, him and her.
Us.
And when you
finally open up,
tell the world
You love it too,
It’ll sneak up behind
you, knock your
skull with a sledgehammer,
slit your throat,
lick the blade,
and hang you upside
down in a cooler
with the rest of yesterday’s
vein meat.
Leaving no fingerprint.
No story.
No trace.
No history.

frank-reardon
Frank Reardon was born in 1974 in Boston, Massachusetts, and currently lives in Minot, North Dakota. Frank has published poetry and short stories in many reviews, journals and online zines. His first poetry collection, Interstate Chokehold, was published by NeoPoiesis Press in 2009 as well as his second poetry collection Nirvana Haymaker in 2012. His third poetry collection Blood Music was published by Punk Hostage Press in 2013. In 2014 Reardon published a chapbook with Dog On A Chain Press titled The Broken Halo Blues. Frank is currently working on more short fiction.

 

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