2 Poems “The Mind Energy Garden” and “The Traumatized Hillbilly” by David L O’Nan

The Mind Energy Garden

Dark foggy night
Sort of like Wednesday
at a diner
There's a horrid breath puttering
under the rocks
It's a snake, or it's dynamite,
or it's just the earth snoring
It snores a gargling grass
into its dry stomach
Now it is dawn,
a blade is cutting through my vision
Forlorn visions
And I see him again

The Traumatized Hillbilly

The traumatized hillbilly
body slamming 12 packs
body slamming 12 packs
sitting on to of a Nissan
He burps into the chicken feathers
that swim over the city
(fades to grey)
A parking lot empties
from our imagination
All that is left is 100 cub scouts
without a compass
without a home
A garden spins wildly in and out of our mind
While the sunshine squirts out
its last ray of light for today
it laughs a belch back
into the darkness of the sky
and dies there
For a few more hours
Hours that smelled like armpits.

Bio: David L O'Nan is a poet, short story writer, editor living in Southern Indiana.  He is the editor for the Poetry & Art Anthologies "Fevers of the Mind Poetry and Art. and has also edited & curated other Anthologies including 2 inspired by Leonard Cohen and an upcoming one inspired by Bob Dylan. He has self-published works under the Fevers of the Mind Press "The Famous Poetry Outlaws are Painting Walls and Whispers" "The Cartoon Diaries" & "New Disease Streets" (2020). A compilation of 4 books "Bending Rivers" a micro poem collection "Lost Reflections" and new book "Before the Bridges Fell" (look under books tab in Amazon) under Cajun Mutt Press & "His Poetic Last Whispers" (2022)  David has had work published in Icefloe Press, Dark Marrow, Truly U, 3 Moon Magazine, Elephants Never, Royal Rose Magazine, Spillwords, Anti-Heroin Chic, Cajun Mutt Press, Punk Noir Magazine, Voices From the Fire.  Twitter is @davidLONan1 and for the book @feversof     Join Facebook Group: Fevers of the Mind Poetry & Arts Group .   Facebook Author page DavidLONan1   and goodreads page is https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18366060.David_L_O_Nan 

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David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to feversofthemind@gmail.com. Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1

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