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Charlie Brice won the 2020 Field Guide Magazine Poetry Contest and placed third in the 2021 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Prize. His chapbook, All the Songs Sung (Angel Flight Press), and his fourth poetry collection, The Broad Grin of Eternity (WordTech Editions) arrived in 2021. His poetry has been nominated for the Best of Net Anthology and three times for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in The Atlanta Review, Chiron Review, The Paterson Literary Review, The Sunlight Press, Sparks of Calliope, and elsewhere.


Trigger Warning

That angry leap from
the overpass
the millisecond recognition
of regret/relief
the gibbet constructed
for those left behind
to hang themselves
over and over
for the rest of their lives

The only way you had
to kill them

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