Event Horizon Blues

Event Horizon Blues

Exhausted rubber burns with the mourning

of America’s not-for-profit funeral.

Midwest stuck in a Chevy ’02,

pulled down into an event horizon blues.

Engines ream as pedals strike the floor,

steering away horrors on a mega bus tour.

Youngsters are doing research on the inner soul;

time spent leaping from growing black holes.

They’re learning the expense

of leaving loved ones, young and old.

It seems they’re preparing caskets

and digging further into already-present holes.

Sunlight pushes on torn-down towns

of the American Dream’s sorrowful repent.

The heartland’s foreclosed and up for rent—

can’t help but notice the interstate’s bend.

Published by

John Brogan

John Brogan promotes renewable energy products in Northeast Ohio. He is also a new father, recently welcoming his first son, Victor Mackenzie Brogan, into the world. These experiences have encouraged fresh insights as he moonlights writing poetry, his favorite occupation, at his home in Cleveland Heights, OH. John is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University, where he earned a BA in cognitive science. John is also the author of the following books: In Reflection of Nature (2015), and St. Augustine and the Piano (2016).