The Problem with Optimism

90% of the time

Your partner eats your face

Before you can participate

In the zombie apocalypse

Hope we can turn away from

150 degree days

Since all our words

Will melt away like Dali’s clocks


Mark Danowsky is Editor-in-Chief of ONE ART: a journal of poetry, Senior Editor for Schuylkill Valley Journal, and Regular Contributor for Versification. He is author of the poetry collection As Falls Trees (NightBallet Press). His work has appeared in Bird Watcher’s Digest, Cleaver Magazine, Gargoyle, The Healing Muse, and elsewhere. 

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