Road Test…

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ROAD TEST by: Roman Newell

The way our grandfathers loved our grandmothers: 
earth split into halves,
animals running miles after scent,
the way our grandfathers loved our grandmothers. 

How our unbelief 
our joy. 

The age of the digital.
The age of the computer.
The age of the smaller computer. 
The age of the pullback. 
Derision derides
after weakness eats fortitude. 

Skeptics are produced by life, 
believers are produced by life, 
man is made to be cartilage, 
not bone. 

Humanity is a wick 
from both ends. 

The hemorrhage 
is a tunnel
to forever, 
and the artery a conversation 
on pain. 

We avoid hospitals
because we see the end in them. 

We often avoid
doing what we should 
until we must,
and we weave through 
cones that argue
over right and wrong. 

We call it a test; 

we always walk away, 
but behind us 
so many cones are knocked over.

~ Roman Newell

a contemporary poet who has excelled
in his craft!
~ Amazon Review

poetry snippet from the collection

by: Roman Newell

Roman’s 3rd poetry collective, and 4th overall release zeroes in on the life struggles that make us move quickly over the terrain of life. We all experience it, we all go through it; and as the title aptly summarizes, when life is coals you have no choice but to move quickly.

Graphic Compositions:
by: Darlene Carroll

Graphic work can not be accomplished without the incredible resources made available to this Author and his team. THANK YOU to the following artists for the gift of their artistry and generosity in sharing their beautiful artwork, photography, and fonts.

Background Imagery
o. JR Korpa — Unsplash
o. Leandro De Carvalho — Pixabay
o. Joshua Brown — Unsplash

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