Reclusive Kid (repost) Writing as BLACK ANGEL

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RECLUSIVE KID

A pair of Beats headphones

the blaring symphony of this so-called music—

remains to be an escape.

A dingy gray hooded sweater

a scared individual in my own universe.

To tune out the horrid sounds

of the outside world,

I will do anything, I swear!

Such extraneous talk is not worth my absorption.

It should be outlawed to openly discuss

celebrity activities and political miscues—

well, outside of coffee shops and pubs at least.

But I’ll settle for these headphones,

my conductors of encomium,

transmitters of pertinent information,

as my outlet from impurity and bullshit.

2011 by Charles Banks, Jr.

Writing as BLACK ANGEL

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Familiar Territory (by Black Angel)

 

 

FAMILIAR TERRITORY

 

 

I should have done this.

I should have done that.

 

Life is littered with a million and one laments

All competing for the grand prize,

Alpha dog in the sled race that is life.

 

I should have done this.

I should have done that.

 

Regret after regret commit suicide from a tower

A torrential downpour

A forever-deepening ocean.

 

I should have done this.

I should have done that.

 

They fall…

Bidding disingenuous salutations.

Masking ugly scars.

Prolonging intense chapters.

 

I should have done this.

I should have done that.

 

2012 by Charles Banks Jr.

Writing as BLACK ANGEL

Excerpt from the chapbook

Brain Weeds and Depressed Souls