John Sweet, “the truth, despite everything”

John Sweet sends greetings from the rural wastelands of upstate NY. He is a firm believer in writing as catharsis, and in the continuous search for an unattainable and constantly evolving absolute truth. His latest poetry collections include Heathen Tongue (2018 Kendra Steiner Editions) and A Flag On Fire Is a Song of Hope (2019 Scars Publications).

orange line

the truth, despite everything

and if you believe in
the devil, the devil wins

easy enough

and what if you move to the
west coast and forget my
name, or what if you
remember it?

what if everything we had
is as meaningless
as everything we have?

no one wants this bleeding
to stop more than me





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