Untitled #1 (poem)

I’m not in the habit of leaving poems untitled, nor am I in the habit of playing with line breaks and a poem’s visual form. This came to me a few moments ago, and after a little revision, I’ve decided to leave it as it is and ignore the critic inside me screaming, “Give it a title and left-justify the thing, you moron!”


do not fool yourself
the bumper sticker read
and I punched my head
damn it
while I waited for the light
to turn green
but it stayed
red as blood
red as sin


and I exploded
as if just born
determined finally
to go somewhere

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