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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Bob Lucky lives in Portugal. He is the author of Ethiopian Time (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2014), Conversation Starters in a Language No One Speaks (SurVision Books, 2018), and My Thology: Not Always True But Always Truth (Cyberwit, 2019).

Bob Lucky

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Midnight Outside the Oasis

Looking up is of no help.
Every star a reminder of something
I've forgot. It's enough to keep me
lost in thought until I forget why
I looked up in the first place.
And if I glance down at my feet,
at the grains of sand that keep me
afloat on the surface of my thoughts,
best not to ask what they represent.
I'm chewing the cud of hopelessness,
a tasteless fibrous wad I'm afraid
to spit out for fear of what the gods plan
to stick in my mouth next.