Poetry: “The Party” by Thom Young

the party

started with guns in their

mouths

and a nice baby’s breath

arrangement

that seemed to play off her

dress

the vows said

heard by those with knives

in their eyes and a one way

ticket

when the part came to kiss

the bride

the Mothership

arrived with a light

they’d never known or seen

there’s no love in Roswell

there’s no love

in her eyes anymore.


Thom Young is a writer from Texas. His last poetry collection A Little Black Dress Called Madness hit #1 Poetry in Germany. He is a 2016 Pushcart Prize nominee and his work appears in over a hundred literary journals including International Journal of Poetry, Poetry Quarterly3am magazine, Word Riot, Thirty West, and many more.

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