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Anthony Desmond is an American poet. His work can be found in many anthologies and journals, including: What is Inspiration: Thoughts on Life Series Vol. 1, Railroad Poetry Magazine, The Rusty Nail; Recipes for Hemlock (anthology fromBoston Poetry Magazine), Signal from Static: A Collection of Modern Poetry &The d’Verse Anthology: Voices of Contemporary World Poetry.
Check out a poem by Anthony below, called "Paranoia Woes of a Sociopath" .
You spend too much time contemplating your own
funeral. Thus why you're exhibiting a life of believing
the only time people will tell you how they truly feel
is during open casket with no worry of ever having
to look you in the eye.
The conscience of a habitual liar rests near the heart
as holding secrets under your tongue while exhaling
into a lover's mouth; like catching the blood of Jesus
as he hangs on the cross for profit. Stained prayers
weave through your true colors like windows at
church where the walls hold more innocence than
the young boys the priest befriends after service
and you proudly say, "Amen!" while painting self
portraits of all your distinct identities.
Listen, Anthony actually has a chapbook book out now, on Eyewear Publishing. So if you love his work, like I do, then click here to purchase. Also check him out on IG: @anthonydesmondpoetry . Trust, you will not be disappointed.