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Bob Chasing Dragons in the Park

In every city in the world
You’ll find them there
Chasing dragons in the parks
Faces gaunt’ jaws open ‘never shut'
Dim emotionless eyes take turns to blink
Among these Zombies of the poppies
You might find a friend of mine
Or a faded copy of the original
Blowing across the grimy concrete
Like a dry leaf before the first snow
Living out his life in the twilight
As minds slowly detach from bodies
Desires for love and sex dry up
Till they no longer can fuck
Lethargic bowels become arthritic
Till they no longer can shit

‘The Living Dead’
Yes, there is such a thing!

My old friend walks among them
Someplace, somewhere
You may catch a glimpse
Of his ragged form
Camouflaged against the city grey
A shadow of a human
Disappearing slowly into oblivion
In chemical emaciation he slowly dissolves
Till he disappears
As though he was never there
At all
snugglebuck
Written by snugglebuck
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Author's Note
'Chasing the Dragon,' has been used to phrase used to describe heroin addiction since the 1800's. My poem was inspired by a sad but true story of a friend has fallen to the dragon's temptation. ...
'Chasing the Dragon,' has been used to phrase used to describe heroin addiction since the 1800's. My poem was inspired by a sad but true story of a friend has fallen to the dragon's temptation. I've substituted his name.
This is my entry for the "Chasing Rabbits comp.
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