Free Advice

07 Jan


Free Advice


Squeeze an angel from your chest

or a beautiful, magnificent beast

maybe a Greek deity with skin of Ouzo

or something else that burns

something with a leather jacket on

something smiling like a family lie

a tear drop that I always draw

tattooed on my back

facing away


Now, when you’re writing, sweetheart –

remember to kill off the main character

in the first twenty pages

that’ll scare ‘em

that’ll remind them that they’re not immortal

not so unique that they can’t die

make him obnoxious but endearing

so that they can relate

so that he’s worthy of his death


But make sure to write

otherwise why push it down

the burn makes such little sound

just a little hissing

facing your way


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Jack Tsoy Tumult

Morose Pontifications and Other Poetic Ramblings

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