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Aiming the World at My Throat

By Giovanni Mangiante

Aiming the World at My Throat

Dazed with pornographic films on loop
and enough whiskey
to murder
a family of 4—I plunge, I plunge, I plunge


holding the razor steady—
the first one since the sore-infested 2018,
to disengage myself from happiness.

Disengaged, disengaged eternally.
I wouldn't find peace
inside your urn

I join the bloodless
in their eternal exile by throwing
myself down the bottom
with my hands
cut off
never crawl back
out again.

Article © Giovanni Mangiante. All rights reserved.
Published on 2023-04-10
Image(s) are public domain.
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