Poem: Wild Hearts by David L O’Nan

Wild Hearts

Finally, your wild heart has escaped
dug out of the tombstones and pistols.

Finally, breathing
lost your flannel scars

Overly cautious needletail flight
into a coal burnt sun.

Finally,  your wild heart has escaped.
Fireflies surrounding us.

In smithereens we are now static.
The last prayer to a Bonnie and Clyde tragedy.

We are puffing cigarettes like a royal snob.
Invisible now.

A parade for the burning winds.

He, the jealous king
makes love fraudulent.

Finally, your wild heart has escaped.
Dynamite sticks replace the brain.

He, lives as the artist wrapped in heartbeats
Ideally, he pretends his golden crown was light.

Foggy to everyone else.
Your wild daring heart has escaped.

From razors to scissors.
From cuts to blisters.

I have never felt the chills like that
in your shaking hand.

Your love, facade.
But you sleep will in the lilies.

Looking at deformed clouds.
Destructing the milky way.

Poem by David L O’Nan Writing Suicide Notes in the Bluebird – The Cartoon Diaries

“Before the Bridges Fell” by me David L O’Nan Poetry book is out today on Cajun Mutt Press

Bending Rivers: The Poetry & Stories of David L O’Nan out now!

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 

By davidlonan1

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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