“Crazy at the Viper” by Ben Nardolilli

I joined the most well-adjusted band in America.

My fault for believing. After twenty days

and twenty nights I lost my lease on life with them.


From them on, I was writing my way towards a home,

where joy would simply happen.

Karma works in these sets of circumstances.


The new offer, I could join just by clicking and liking.

It was tempting. I was living in a city

which danced at night like a castle made of skulls.


Falling through unvarnished trap doors,

I broke fire codes but found courage to tend to wounds.

This was when I decided to begin my summer tour.

Ben Nardolilli currently lives in New York City. His work has appeared in Perigee Magazine, Red Fez, Danse Macabre, The 22 Magazine, Quail Bell Magazine, Elimae, fwriction, Inwood Indiana, Pear Noir, The Minetta Review, and Yes Poetry. He blogs at mirrorsponge.blogspot.com and is looking to publish a novel. 

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