john bennett | nothing to be gained

Nothing to Be Gained

There’s nothing
to be
gained from

Nothing to
be gained
making plans.

Nothing to
be gained
slicking your
hair back
getting the
knot in
your tie
just right
or replacing
the worn
heels on
your shoes.

Nothing to
be gained
from saving
old love
letters &

Nothing to
be gained
from accepting
that it
all passed
you by
or pretending
that the
best lies

Life’s a
slow trek
thru attrition.

But still,
there are
moments like
hawks on
the wind
that don’t

We make
too much
out of

click the Hcolom Press logo to visit the web page...HCOLOM PRESS is the heir to Vagabond Press, which began as a main player in the Mimeo Revolution of the Sixties and continued publishing right into the jaws of the new millennium. HCOLOM PRESS embodies the spirit of Vagabond Press, retooled for the times we live in.

Hcolom is Moloch spelled backwards. Moloch is an Old Testament deity to which children were sacrificed, a practice society still engages in with increased enthusiasm. Consumerism is the new Moloch, manifesting itself like cancer in war, politics, the arts and religion, in every nook and cranny of human endeavor, draining the intrinsic beauty out of life and mutilating the innocence and magic of childhood with its commercial meat hook. HCOLOM PRESS intends to publish books that by their nature repudiate this pernicious force–novels, poetry, children’s books and books that transcend genre.

Our launch book, in June of 2006, was John Bennett’s novel, Tire Grabbers, a fable of sorts, a reality book rooted in the fantasy of our times, the story of the coming of Moloch and the children who rise up in rebellion against it.

Books of kindred spirit will follow close on its heels. Go for it by clicking here… or hit the Hcolom logo above… or just hit any of the following covers…

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