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Wayne Russell has been many things during his lifetime; he has been a creative writer, world traveler, graphic designer, former soldier, and former sailor.

Wayne has been widely published in both online and hard-copy creative writing magazines. From 2016-17 he founded and edited, the now-defunct online creative writing magazine, Degenerate Literature.

In late 2018, the editors at Ariel Chart nominated Wayne for his first Pushcart Prize for the poem Stranger in a Strange Town; in addition, Wayne was nominated for Best of the Net via the editor at The Abyss.

In 2020, Wayne had his debut paperback book of poetry published by Guerrilla Genesis Press; Where Angels Fear is available for purchase on Amazon.


Trigger Warning

At this time of year
the loneliness returns
ten fold.

My heart is like an
abandoned car at
the river’s edge, rusted
out, and mangled by the
ravenous hands of time.

At this time of year
the loneliness returns,
like ravens to roadkill.

Ravens cawing and jostling
for the best pieces of carcass,
flesh pecked and cast unto the
ages of reverberating time.

At this time of year, feels like
my body lies drowning in waters
of regret and the nightmares venture
and the wolf’s howl, and days
months and years gallop past, expiring,
as I too shall; someday.

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