The Down Side

by M. Douglas Hoss

Jealous poets claim responsibility for
The cold taste of vengeance
Because it is another kind
Of burning passion.
They need no encouragement
To practice the sacrificial rituals
Or to debate the finer points of destruction.
They just need every pain to have its end
With thousands of wasted moments
Becoming the inevitable result.

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M. Douglas Hoss was born in Wichita, Kansas on March 28th, 1957. He has studied English and poetry for over twenty years, and in 2005 had his first book "From Time To Time" published by the Western Virginia Foundation for the Arts and Sciences, which was so successful, that signed copies of a first edition paperback sell for over $80.00 on the internet. Afterwards, he taught English and College level literature overseas and later moved to Seattle, Washington where he now resides, working on his next three books.

Last updated April 25, 2013