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beneath the stairs

Posted to Action Poetry

in the basement
beneath the stairs
on the walls pictures
of the beatles, elvis,
ghoulardi, his blue
face laughing at
me, cool it with
the boom booms,
norm sits in his
big chair, black
light illuminating
neon red posters,
welcome to my
world, he says
with a laugh as pitiless
as a rifle butt,
& no one to save
me from the pain

-- markk