Victor Clevenger

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behind battle lines & bars
for matt borczon

swallowing hard
to the slow tick of a clock
the sky gets dark
when ghosts wrap thin films
of yesterdays
around your eyes
a reminder that
the greatest war
a man will wage
will not be
against his enemies
it will be against himself
the human mind
will always be a battlefield
filled with images
of hell
you learn
the trick is
to lift the sun by strings
tied to your footsteps
while running forward with hope
towards the radio transmissions
of a better tomorrow

Victor Clevenger is a writer and poet who spends his days in a Madhouse and his nights with his second ex-wife, together they raise six children in a small town northeast of Kansas City, MO.  Selected pieces of his work have appeared in a variety of places online and in print.  His work has been nominated for the Best of the Net Anthology and the Pushcart Prize.