Last Night,

I watched my fear of life
tie one end of a long piece

of twine around its neck
and the other end to a roof beam

before it sat down
and went to sleep forever

(poetry by Nahshon Cook)


Nahshon Cook’s poems have appeared in literary publications including Spiritual Directors International, The Houston Literary Review, Post Poetry Magazine, Epic Rites Journal, the Origami Poetry Project, Euonia Review,  and the Salmon Poetry Anthology Dog’s Singing. His first collection of poetry A New Beginning was published in January 2010 by Paper Flower Press and was nominated for the 2011 Colorado Book Award. He has poems forthcoming in Presipolis Magazine, A&U, and the Desperanto Press Anthology: Bound By Secrets 2.

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