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Hey! Brutalists

By Richard Wink.

I stopped for a while to look at the Brutalists
spitting down from up high
I longed to be a prisoner
like the rest caught in the phlegm and bile
of sudden words
seemingly successful
but not obviously so, for they still court the common
like an impotent version of Don Juan.
I watch them ride away on scarlet horses
because I never took the plunge
into the realm of condescending cool

Richard Wink is a poet / fictionist based in Norwich, England. He hopes he will one day amount to something.

First published in 3:AM Magazine: Thursday, May 17th, 2007.