“Interview with a Children’s Book Author” by Ben Nardolilli

Success is a function of desire
when I was younger
it evolved into an adrenaline addiction

Instead of running from death
I decided to chase it
and ultimately set the record

With an inverted Odyssey
through the wounded meshwork
crossed with sex & suicide

More of an accident than intention,
I can only recreate my fate
in a whimsical way that kids can understand

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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