Dancing with Diseased Ghouls

 a poem by Joshua Brown

I don't like the darkness inside,

But it protects me from the darkness outside

Unknown dangers demanding my fear

Wild animals, strange figures unclear


When I was 20 I lived in a dream

Relationships shallow and power supreme

Status won the day of the dead

Girlfriend, wife and hooker head


Small town celebrity in the news

Walking fast with who I'd choose

Now I see the empty choice I made

Strong to win, easy to get laid


Years of silence come and gone

Mopping floors and mowing lawns

Lying to the face of fools

Dancing with diseased ghouls



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