117 Psaltery & Lyre: Alex Spears “‘Til the end”


‘Til the end

Beyond eight hour days
of coffee, work, and study,

throbbing frontal lobes
and overly- acidic emptiness,

I let the neurons fire
as they will.

I step through my eyes,
onto the electrified track.

There I hop a current
and ride

like a homeless man
on the subway

content to stare into the dark
until the end of the line

where the conductor rouses me
and tells me

I don’t have to go home
but I can’t stay here.

Alex Spears 24, Writer, Lawn Maintenance Specialist.
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