Treasure Island

Denis Kucharski

(November 17,1976 / Medina, Ohio)

Is This What Hell Is Like?


Is this what hell is like?
I have been here so long
Muskets, muskrats, musketeers
Bosch-inspired clamorings
Feet protruding from the jaws
of green, foul, sulfur-stenched beasts
No, a closer place
A snowy enclave
Soaked in the rain
Feet drenched
Teeth stinging
Left with nothing
My intestines burst
a hail of blood from the lips
Me, myself, nor I
Nor the government
Nor corporate America
Could save this meaningless soul.

Submitted: Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Edited: Thursday, November 25, 2010

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