Are You Interested In Catastrophes? by Alan Catlin

end of the world theories,
millennium apocalypse in
sixteen ounce shaker glasses,
crystal chasers and dime bags
of uncut dreams of hard rock
cafes three subway stops
past the end of the night,
Cyrillic alphabet cities and
rock candy mountains,
places even your local crips
and bloods wouldn’t collect
bounty on what’s sold over
the counter as a cure all
for what ails dead headed
street thugs and minor movie
stars so far over the rainbow
the tied-off sky has bled out
all its color.

Alan Catlin
Alan Catlin is the poetry editor of His latest books of poetry are American Odyssey from Future Cycle and Last Man Standing from Lummox Press

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