it’s the wrong world for people who feel

those who’ve graduated dogma’s ire

suffocating under a blanket of sorrow

while the world outside is on fire


This is the thirteenth poem of my personal 30-day poetry challenge to break away from the machine to think about things that don’t matter. I have no idea what I’m doing. – Jim

the devil's lullaby
Drifting Through a Saturday in Summer

Jim Mitchem

Writer. Father to daughters. Husband. Ad man. Raised by wolves. @jmitchem on twitter. First novel, Minor King, out now.