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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Saturday, January 28, 2017

ancient modernity

They stole the newborn
From the cradle of civilization
Emptied it
(And threw the cradle
To the sea)
Offered no tit
To suck upon
The baby screamed
and holy of holies cried
Without consolation
We couldn't keep it
With us inside
We released the kid
Into the world
without consideration
How it would
And it left its mark
By destroying