The Way to Go Out by Dan Provost

The Way to Go Out

–and I walk away
without applause.

Just a nod, a quick wave…
Heroic in nobody’s
stature…

Bemoan a purpose
and you end up ecstatic,

in solitude—

This might not be the worst
case scenario for all
involved.

Withdrawing to
a single voice—

transient, with the
music from a thousand
different voices

available to transform
from here
to
there.

Dan Provost’s poetry has been published throughout the small press for a number of years.  He is the author of thirteen books/chapbooks, including in 2021: The Green Room, released by Analog Submission Press and December 22, 2020, published by Alien Buddha Press.  He is a two-time nominee for the Best of the Web and has read his works across the United States.  He lives in Berlin, New Hampshire with his wife Laura and dog Bella.

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