The Slow Detach

A poem
by Scott Wozniak
 
Feelings, What Feelings??
 
I’ve fallen
into a neutral
emotional
state of being.
 
It’s strange,
I once
had to consume
un-godly amounts
of cheap booze
and ingest
whatever drugs
I could get
to achieve
my desired state
of numb
in the quest
to not feel.
 
I don’t know
if its old age
and the keyholes
I’ve been jerked through
that brought me
to this point, or if
the drugs I used
to plug
the emotional dam
finally did their job?
 
Either way,
I’m afraid
I may never be moved
to tears again.
 
——————
Scott Wozniak is a poet/chaos enthusiast living in So. Oregon. His work is widely published both online and in print. His first full-length collection of poetry, “Crumbling Utopian Pipedream,” will be released through Moran Press later this year. To track his deviant ways follow @sewozniak on Twitter.
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Scott Thomas Outlar hosts the site 17Numa.wordpress.com where links to his published poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, reviews, and books can be found. He is a Best of the Net and three-time Pushcart Prize nominee. Scott's poetry books include: Songs of a Dissident (Transcendent Zero Press, 2015), Chaos Songs (Weasel Press, 2016), Happy Hour Hallelujah (CTU Publishing, 2016), and Poison in Paradise (Alien Buddha Press, 2017). Scott is a member of The Southern Collective Experience; he also serves as an editor for Walking Is Still Honest Press, The Blue Mountain Review, The Peregrine Muse, and Novelmasters.

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