Come with me,
my love, and lie
underneath the bridge
and wait for the siren’s sonic flush
and flash of blue and red
while we avail ourselves
of crack cocaine
and gin upon a stony bed
beneath the bridge
before we lay our heads
upon the block
for sharpened blade to judge.

Poet’s Notes on “Song for the Gallows”

This very short poem came to me while I was driving, of all times! Luckily, I was able to scribble a few lines down while stopped at a red light, so I didn’t forget it. I may end up trying to set this one to a tune, which is why I included “song” in the title. I’d love to hear what you think of it!

If you enjoyed this poem, try “Summer Love” (Sonnet IV) and “in(sanity)” (one of my most popular poems, coincidentally!).

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