wasted in a local bar fooling myself that I can start again the world moving slower than before hanging on to the hook of that song that I believed would change my life it was easier than having faith to pray smelling of whiskey before drifting off I leave in the darkness wasted on the always waiting just a part of the scenery dancing to the Ravens song it's lyrics holding my name in a melody of broken wings leading me to where they roost underground in tombstone trees lost to the winds trying to gather my broken parts back into a whole with all the cracks asking the Ravens to let me start again terrified of what that might mean afraid of what the Ravens sing to sin each day because we can
Joseph A Farina is a retired lawyer in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. drawing from his profession and his sicilian-canadian back round, he is an internationaly award winning poet. Several of his poems have been published in Quills Canadian Poetry Magazine,The Wild Word,The Chamber Magazine, Lothlorian Poetry Journal,Ascent ,Subterranean Blue and in The Tower Poetry Magazine, Inscribed, The Windsor Review, Boxcar Poetry Revue , and appears in many anthologies including: Sweet Lemons: Writings with a Sicilian Accent, Canadian Italians at Table, Witness from Serengeti Press and Tamaracks: Canadian Poetry for the 21st Century . He has had poems published in the U.S. magazines Mobius, Pyramid Arts, Arabesques, Fiele-Festa, and Philedelphia Poets . He has had two books of poetry published— The Cancer Chronicles and The Ghosts of Water Street .
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