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Jose Padua: Party Invitation for the Age of Unnatural Disasters

If life were like
a perfume commercial
I’d be spending
even more time
than I already do
gazing pensively
into the distance
the top buttons
of my shirt undone
my lips parted slightly
as if I am about to
speak but can’t
because it takes
all the energy I have
all the ability
and precious mental space
just to breathe and
remember what the world
has done to us
and to consider
all the shit
that’s about to


Copyright 2017 Jose Padua


Party Invitation for the Age of Unnatural Disasters. Photo by Jose Padua

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