Half Drunk Muse Poetry

Submissions

Revolutions by Phillip Roberts

I.

Everyone is a soldier or no one is.

Believing your life meaningful
is avoiding the applicable statistic.

II.

When establishing importance
bear in mind the inherent dangers.
Separation—a sublime ruse:
knowledge, like money
an accumulation for the ego.

III.

Language: a culture’s currency
spent frivolously on worry.

Legacies that incur debt.

IV.

In the end only stones.
A dead man’s memory lingers
for how many generations?

V.

Asked to follow
one must redefine horror.

View bio for Phillip Roberts Published in Fall 2004

About HDM

Half Drunk Muse was one of the first poetry ezines. It was founded in 1999 and ceased publication in 2006.

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