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Lies we tell, lies we are told

whiskey warmth in the belly
ah, what a good substitute
warmth of spirits for spiritual warmth

I think I will buy this
I think I want it
I’ll take it home.  It will make me feel better.
it’s the latest.  I’m back in style.
something to show, something to show

I’m saving up
a down payment
on that beauty beauty car!
then I can pay by the month too!
then, in six months
the thrill is gone
I feel funny
I feel anxious
and sort of doomed

hey, let’s go to the casino!
I’m only taking a hundred bucks with me
I’m not gonna use my bank card

come on man, everyone’s doing it
it’s a real trip
only lasts a couple of hours
you’ll be glad you did

in the evening of life
having navigated it all
we sit now in front of a blurting glow box
spoon feeding the same old, same old
The siren song of the neon God.



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Lee Dunn has been writing since the age of 18, but found that work got in the way for the ensuing 48 years. In his home town of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, he reveled in his independence at an early age, and spent as much time as he could exploring the city’s Arts scene. He was introduced to poetry and prose by the works of two literary giants, namely J.R.R. Tolkien and J.W. Lennon and thence fell in love with the written word. His work includes poetry, short fiction, and personal essays, and ranges in theme from the surreal to the horrific, nostalgic, and themes on the human condition. He has been published on, The Dark Poets Club, Journal of Undiscovered Poets, Crepe & Penn Literary magazine, and the Shelburne Free Press.

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