There were… by D.A. Pratt

There were …

eight million
naked stories
in the city … no …
this isn’t it … it was
eight million stories
in the naked city …
that’s it … the number
wouldn’t be eight million any more
but this doesn’t really matter …
and we could choose
another city … but
maybe not every city
would be the naked city …
it still doesn’t matter
or maybe it does …
whatever … virtually everyone
has a naked tale to tell
or something similarly sinister …
tales of woe or whatever … and
enough of them will be naked enough
for all the storytellers out there
to be both engaging and entertaining
in whatever wanton way
they want to be …

daveD.A. (David) Pratt considers himself an outsider within the society he has lived throughout his existence. He maintained an under-the-table interest in reading and writing while working for far too long for the Government of Saskatchewan in the field of taxation policy. After leaving that world, some of his poetry has begun to appear both in print and online.

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