Note From the Underground

we are the afterglow—
captured echoes with sun tans
day drunk apocalyptos
peddling art for memories
we are the last burning cigarette
of modern day inconvenience
and we’re almost at the filter.

This poem also appears in Former Lives of Saints, a collection of poems by Damian Rucci and Ezhno Martin.


About the Poet:  Damian Rucci is a writer and poet from New Jersey whose work has previously appeared in Eunoia Review, Beatdom, Indiana Voice Journal and basements and coffee shops around the United States. He is the author of two chapbooks of poetry Tweet and Other Poems (Maverick Duck Press 2016) and A Symphony of Crows (Indigent Press 2015) as well as a split with Ezhno Martin Former Lives of Saints (EMP 2017). Damian founded the Poetry in the Port reading series and is the poetry editor at Blue Mountain Review.


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