VIII: Poetry by John Sweet & Photography by Kris.K.G, 2
Want a house in the country,
an end to war. Want these memories
of you to add up to some sort of
truth. I was loved, was in love,
and the sky was too enormous to
swallow. There was the edge of the day
pressed hard against the softness of
our eyes. Not blindness, but pain. Not
my own words, but Creeley’s, and not
enough of them. Not enough of them,
and then he’s dead. Leaves behind a
house without a country. Leaves
behind a war. Corpses enough to keep
all of us fat for the rest of our lives.
John Sweet sends greetings from his bunker in the rural wastelands of upstate New York. He is a firm believer in writing as catharsis, and in the need to continuously search for an unattainable and constantly evolving absolute truth. His latest collections are A NATION OF ASSHOLES W/ GUNS (Scars Publications, 2015) and APPROXIMATE WILDERNESS (Flutter Press, 2016).
Kris.K.G is a London based photographer. His photography has been included in the anthology, Surreal Photography: Creating the Impossible (Ilex, 2013), edited by Daniela Bower, and also utilized as cover art for the religious studies monograph, Why Your Pastor Left (Create Space, 2016), by Christopher D Schmitz. To enjoy more of Kris’ photography, be sure to visit his DeviantArt gallery, and to follow him on Twitter at Kris_K_G_Photos.