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The Lone wolf,
Howls at the
Mozzarella moon
Missing its only pup.
Wash your hands
Filthy animal.
Blood swirling
Around the sink.
Drip. Drip. Drip.
Looking into
and seeing
A stranger.
Apocalyptic landscapes
Ain’t no zombies
out here?
She said
She needs
my presence
so we can
Be Alone…
Pillows, drowning
in tear drops,
Young souls
with nothing to lose,
Loss of income
Loss of hope
Loss of
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Darion Hassan is a writer incarcerated in California. He became a poet while in prison and is published in the Harvard Journal of African-American Literature and “Silent Screams: Poems from Unchartered Territories.” Darion Hassan is his pen name.