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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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

when the bombs fell

all of the time since
the radiation spread
we are ghosts of our planet
even as the future beckons
there is nothing left of us
but the radioactive steel and dust
cities and towns and villages
raped and pillaged by weapons
that Prometheus handed to our ancestors
without realizing the folly
he had no reason to trust us
we were less serious than court jesters
meant to make the monarchs laugh
our lives are nothing
and now there is nothing left
we walk upon the earth
the dispossessed
of life
and love