I take a hammer to it:
my lifestyle

a giant rock
into bite-sized pieces,

for every choice
there is a sacrifice.

I throw them in
my mouth in pairs,

taste their flavours compete
over my flattened tongue.

I crunch; chew them over
until there is nothing left

but my broken teeth still
grinding against each other.


About the Poet:  David Hanlon is from Cardiff, Wales, and currently living in Bristol, England. He has a BA in Film Studies & is training part-time as a counsellor/therapist.You can find his work online at Ink, Sweat & Tears, Fourth & Sycamore, One Sentence Poems, Anti-Heroin Chic, Red Eft Review; & forthcoming at Calamus Journal & Déraciné Magazine.


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