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Fabrice Poussin: A Traced Destiny

Updated: Feb 11, 2023

Image: Unsplash, downloaded ( 11.09.2022.

Last Drink

He often sat by the dim light of his dying days

empty cans littering a Persian spotted by tears

fingers stained by another addiction.

Struggling to alight the nicotine fix

eyes glued to the screen where words dance

he takes another long sip of bubbly yeasts.

He has retired from the common paths

his voice silent to mundane conversations

and seeks contact with a world beyond language.

Lost in a city where all fulfill a traced destiny

he finds no place inside conference rooms

assembly lines and cubicles that resemble home.

But his refuge is of strange molasses

blood mixed of tar and cheap nectars

a poison he takes so he may live or he may die.

Landscapes desperate to come to life

beg for him to stay and love them still

as he cries in an agony beyond our grasp.

Today he is gone, this young soul of fifty

drowned in a river of unending sadness

his blue eyes closed on the dreams he did write.

About the Author: Fabrice Poussin teaches French and English at Shorter University. Author of novels and poetry, his work has appeared in Kestrel, Symposium, The Chimes, and many other magazines. His photography has been published in Front Porch Review, San Pedro River Review as well as other publications.


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