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Anthony David Vernon: In Perpetual Permanence

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For far too many

Their foundation is an abyss

Far too many nest on this abyss

Yet call themselves grounded

Letting their angst be validated by the abyss

Failing to look above or around

Revolving in desolate space in perpetual permanence

Once Were

We live as we are


Die who we were

Death Valley

In death Valley

The devil shouts by and bye

Well that’s what the folks will tell ya

You won’t make out of

Baton Rouge or Southern California alive

But at least you’ll die on sacred ground in the holy land

It’s Cool

Collapsing moments

Your fading in and out of time

It’s cool

You know they’re dying

Collapsing time

Your fading in and out of moments

It’s cool

You know they’re dying

The Jordan and The Mississippi

Many have died over what I’ve renounced

A father’s son and father’s sons

To insure the Jordan will not dry

Many have died for what I’ve renounced

The sons and daughters of mothers

To insure the Mississippi will not dry

About the Author: Anthony David Vernon is a Cuban-American writer born in South Florida and residing in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is a master’s level philosophy student at the University of New Mexico. Anthony David Vernon has had literary work published in an array of online journals including the Cabinet of Heed, The Mindful Word, Fish Bowl Journal, and Synchronized Chaos. His literary writing consists mainly of poetry and flash fiction.


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The image of Quasimodo is by French artist Louis Steinheil, which appeared in  the 1844 edition of Victor Hugo's "Notre-Dame de Paris" published by Perrotin of Paris.


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