UNDERGROUND VOICES: POETRY
DAN PROVOST

Cho Seung-Hui

They walk among the shadows
Lurking, disillusioned with their surroundings.

Craving death and convincing themselves that killing those who consider
their existence irrelevant is a noble act.

So they creep…in and out of gun shops…finding an excuse…

Failed relationship.
Hatred of ideals.
Downtrodden outcast
Wanting to hurt

They come in many names, in many guises

Trenchcoat Mafia
Son of Sam
Scorpio
Barry Loukaitis

Now a new identity…playing an old game of pomp and kill.

Dreams are shattered.
Mourners weep.
Parents overwrought with sadness.

Tomorrow?
Who knows?

Certainly not the dead.
Their tomorrows are gone.

In one simple act of motor skill,
Finger
           to trigger
                                 to end.


Dan Provost is 44 years old and reads a lot of poetry. Some of his favorites include:
Bukowski, Lyn Lyfshin, RC Edrington, JJ Campbell, and Arthur Rimbald. He has been
published in numerous poetry e-zines and small print magazines.







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