The submission for October issue (Vol. 4, No. 2) is going on. The last date of submission is 30 September, 2023.

TRIGGER WARNING

 


TRIGGER WARNING

-         Mike Jenkins (U.K.)

 

This poem will contain

Sex, violence, perversion and language -

There, I’ve caught your attention.

 

It will be from the viewpoint 

Of an obsessive psychopath, 

Therefore I shall take his persona.

 

So when I say ‘I’

It will not be me whatsoever,

So please avoid confusion.

 

It will also contain a gun

Used in the sadistic incident,

Hence the need for more trigger warnings.

 

The psychopath will be a paedophile stalker 

And member of the Royal family -

Not reflecting, in any way, my own opinion!

 

The gun is meant to have phallic connotations

And the act frankly appals me - 

But poetry too can be fiction.

 

This poem is not meant to offend. 

It is possible to show empathy surely,

Even with the most maligned.

 

This poem wrote itself.

Frankly, I don’t feel responsible for it.

So I’ll pull the trigger on it! Gone!

 

 

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