give this man crawling blind
through the upstate desert
a glass of fire

give him the gift of barbed-wire,
of crows,
of merciful crucifixions and
let us all be victims
let us all be true patriots

a pair of broken hands tied
behind every back and a
noose around every neck and
let us all finally be equal
in the end




John Sweet’s recent bestsellers include 2 extremely limited edition chapbooks, HEATHEN TONGUE (Kendra Steiner Editions) and the toe-tappin’ A BASTARD CHILD IN THE KINGDOM OF NIL (Analog Submission Press).