You are not the (only) reason I wanted to be published MAG

March 13, 2014
By Jack.C GOLD, Elburn, Illinois
Jack.C GOLD, Elburn, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
“We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.”


― Charles Bukowski


I write because someday I want you
to stumble upon my name in a bookstore
years from now
and look at your husband next to you
scanning biographies of civil war generals
and I want you to sit down
pull my book off the shelf
and read every poem
not knowing that all these years
every blot of ink has been for you
and then you’ll remember
the way my laugh sounded
and the map of my chest
and I want you to sit there
for a minute or two
and feel how I’ve felt
my entire life



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