Calling Out (Matthew Freeman)

Civilization is trying to destroy me.

And it’s doing it by language.

It would’ve been so much easier

just to have fought a bunch of demons.

There’s a playbook for that.

I’ve had, however, no method

for stealing fire from a sky god.

I’m dealing with Big Pharma here,

and a shrink who insists

on using the word “Chronicity”.

Damn, there’s got to be a structured

ritual to resolve

this dullness.


Matthew Freeman is a poet from Missouri who’s had several books published and appeared in many journals. His new one, I Think I’d rather Roar, should be out soon with Cerasus Poetry. Find him on Twitter! @FreemanPoet


image: Amateur photographer and author Andrea Damic (Sydney, Australia) has words published or forthcoming in 50-Word Stories, Paragraph Planet, The Dribble Drabble Review, 50 Give or Take (Vine Leaves Press) Anthology, Spillwords, The Centifictionist, The Piker Press and elsewhere with her art featuring or forthcoming in Rejection Letters, Door Is A Jar, Fusion Art’s Exhibitions, Welter at the University of Baltimore and elsewhere. You can find her on TW @DamicAndrea or