It was awkward before it was over

This reading was recorded at Radio Ca’ Foscari at CFZ, Venice, Italy, on the 7th of May 2014. Thanks to the Project Manager Toni Fontana and Nicolò Groja at the mixer.

Read by Steven J. Fowler on 7 May 2014

It was awkward before it was over

-----------------------------------all of my friends are dead – too bad for them
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------Bruce Andrews

& it was hard out there & there was
clap of thunder
oh & mary were we are not friends
hands up says Gilles
I admit it, truth be
told I don’t know why I did it maybe because
I enjoyed it, maybe I mean are you going?
its not as though I killed that many children?
is it just because sex is involved? he asked
for I killed far more of the young on the battlefield

from Enemies: the selected poems of SJ Fowler (London: Penned in the Margins, 2013).

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