The Ashamed

drink cold coffee / stare at the books you won’t read / believe in
belief / recognise yourself in the stories of redemption /
try to sleep at night / take to the whisky / or not /
insist you are not your father’s son –

peel from the sofa / fold into the mountains of your knowledge /
listen to the shepherds / accept your shepherds might be dead /
dance with people you have decided are good / become /
insist you are not you father’s son –

Brandon (@BrandonThomasB) is a poet from Manchester, UK. He is Chief of BRAG Magazine (@BragWriters), a writing student at MMU, and is currently cultivating his first pamphlet. 

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