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Edward L. Canavan is a Los Angeles based poet whose work has most recently been published in Spillwords, Poetica, and Cholla Needles. His second poetry collection entitled “Protest and Isolation” was released by Cyberwit Press in July 2020. Born and raised in the Bronx, NY, he currently resides in North Hollywood, California, where he practices Buddhism and listens to Brian Jonestown Massacre.


Trigger Warning

approaching departure
as reunion awaits

thoughts of perceived inevitabilities
distract from present possibilities

the mind has its way
but the heart ventures forth

balance is key
endurance is essential

wear your brokenness
like a badge of honor

emerging from the darkness
of past endeavor

fully prepared
for either torture
or reward

and unwaveringly accepting
of whichever may arrive.

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