a man forgets
he learns to press
the suffering deep
he learns
silence
and the tongues

of fists

we forget
how to hurt
and must find our
way back home

to our own insides

burning the route
into our palms and
cleansing them

with tears


[artwork by unknown]

 Ian Axel Anderson

“Death and Los Angeles” is available online: lulu.com/shop/ian-axel-anderson/death-los-angeles/paperback/product-22206419.html

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