Resale Shops Collect Dust

Resale Shops Collect Dust

I trust epic poets least of all,

they reject the hopelessness of life

favoring more dazzling locks.


Doors are scattered in resale

furniture shops. Entries are shelved

to collect dust: new money


laughs at uptights insisting

things aren’t made like before

as if forever isn’t a dreadful thing.

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).