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Western World Western World
by Nikos Laios
2019-03-21 10:27:59
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He stood outside
With the snow
Falling on his
Bloodied face
wester001And was
Breathing
Heavily.

The snow
Cleansed
His tired soul,
And he wiped
His face with
His scarred hands
And looked up
At the winter night,
And the city
Was sleeping.

He had
Become a
Street fighter
And slept
In abandoned
Basements
When the
Money was
Tight between
Fights.

He used to live
In the suburbs once:
Had a wife,
Two kids
And a picket
Fence.

Missed
The mortgage
Payments,
Lost his job:
And the bank,
His wife
And the city
Chewed him
Up and spat
Him out
When he
Outlived his
Usefulness.

He was replaced
By the new-wave
Of the future boys,
Slept on the streets,
And became a ‘bum’
And a street fighter,
And came to the
Realisation
That the life
He once had
Was a fragile
Illusion.

He took
A swig
Of scotch
From a bottle
Wrapped in
A paper bag,
And the snow
Fell on his face,
Held the bottle
Up to the sky
And drank
To the progress
Of the western
World.

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With a digital drawing from Nikos Laios

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