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Bipolar, One Throne Magazine

"Kobane" by Engin Altundag.
© Please do not reproduce without artist's permission.

by William Brown


An angry God     sweetens on the Sabbath

or at intervals     between fucking the earth

with red thunder     & pestilence. He topples

beautiful women     & hobbles devout men.

Sometimes     loving the miserable

commemorates another     state of mind.

He considers His wrath     one-sided

flips     to grace like a card trick. It appears

no connection     exits between them

the poles     of bitterness & concern. To conquer

vast spaces between     burning & balm

He doubles     as my familiar. He speaks

equipoise in my ear. All     I want

is to cool His turns     keep Him off the edges.

All I desire     between wrack & euphoria

is a painless compromise     to satisfy us Both.

A longer span of hours     with the level     between the lines.


William Brown lives and attends graduate university in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, where he is in-process on a creative thesis. He indulges in English football and wastes his time listening to art music. His work appears in the April 2015 issue of JAB Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter @willbrownpo.


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