Poetry by john sweet & Photography by Alexandrina Ana, I

On approaching the wall of death

Assume the
conqueror’s stance.

but with a
weapon in each hand.

Wait for the signal,
but don’t assume that you’ll
recognize it when it
finally arrives.

Never believe that fear
will help you,
or courage, or prayer.

Consider the fact that
these might be
all you actually have.


john sweet, b. 1968, opposed to all organized religions and fad diets. most recent collection is THE CENTURY OF DREAMING MONSTERS (Lummox Press, 2014). a believer in hope in limited amounts. an empty vessel. the one true prophet of holy sunlight.

Alexandrina Ana is a photographer from Bucharest, Romania. Her work was previously exhibited on December 1, 2013, in the city of Alba Iulia, on the occasion of the National Day. To view more of Alexandrina’s photography, please visit Deviant Art and 500px.


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