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The Best of Mad Swirl : 04.23.17

"Caress the detail, the divine detail." ~ Vladimir Nabokov

••• The Mad Gallery •••


“Throb & Ween” (above) by featured artist David Ross. To see more of David’s mad illustrations, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery!

••• The Poetry Forum •••


This last week in Mad Swirl's Poetry Forum... we sojourned in suburban splendor; we indulged a dalliance behind a door; we lost libido; we lost perspective; we lost confidence; we lost innocence; we lost another life. We lost, we lost; and gained the world. ~ MH Clay

ST GEORGE by J H Martin

That’s just how it is
On any given day here

The bad backs for benefits
The psychotic breaks

Nobody cares
If you have just moved in
If someone has
Put a brick through your window
Or if you work on the bins

Tobacco
Drink
Drugs

That’s all that matters here

Pornos for girlfriends
Emergency loans for the fear

That someone is coming
At any time of the day

That rat-a-tat-tat
At the back of the brain

Like those pink pills
Those any …

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