I am a poet who has both been published and self published. All work on this blog is all copyright Alex Ness. While I make very little money from my work I am technically a professional. Measuring by the hours I've written I am professional. My goal is to share my work with as many people that can read it, as far as the internet may reach with it. I hope if you are moved you will share this blog with others, and perhaps buy my books.

Whatever the result, thank you for viewing this blog. I cannot express how greatly I appreciate the many people, from many places upon the earth, who have visited.

I bid you peace.

Je ne regrette pas la douleur, car il m'a fait plus forte

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Sunday, March 13, 2016

A Losing Game

I never understood regret
Maybe because I have no way of caring
My memory sucks
I can't remember
So I can't begin to forget
You keep track of my mistakes
As if I should be trying to become perfect
But I never cared to do that
You could never prove my intent
I simply exist
You've controlled me from the beginning
And now it plays out
In some fucked up game of roulette
Bet on black
Bet on red
I'll take all that is left
In between
It doesn't matter
I don't care to try
You control the stakes of the game
And I don't care to play
Pull the trigger
Roll the ball
Let it land
Why not let it land
On green