Expletives and The Deflated Expression of Soccer Balls

Poem 2.
by Joseph Altamore


the garage
shouting at the
deflated soccer ball:

“you stupid ball!you have no right!
your facile
knowledge of reality
does not leave room for sadness! what’s more,how can a mere ball express itself
so much more readily and easily
than I? I long for the ability
to simply become flat in order to
express every facet of my
perennial unrest!
you bastard! you fuck!”

needless to say
I was
the neighbor kids

I walked back
the house


Joseph Altamore is an emerging poet from Rockford, IL. His work is usually prose style poetry. He has been writing for four years but only very recently decided to submit his work for publishing. So far, he has been published in an online publication named Dead Snakes.


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I am a dreamer, as well as a doer, who lives in the North Georgia mountains. I started my publishing journey August of 2013, have had moderate success, but my utmost passion is my "daytime" job, which is working with adults who are constantly striving to better their lives as they obtain the GED credential.

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