I Am Alone


by Neil Ellman

So it has come to this--

The city gone

In an instant

Like Pompei

Buried under the ash

Of its own excess.

Where children begged

For pennies

And women, like me,

For bread

We would trade

Our souls

And we often did

We would abide

By the law

Of supply and demand

The elders said

Follow our book

And we tried

And now

There is  only me

The others gone

And turned to stone.

 

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Writers Bio

Neil Ellman is a poet living and writing in New Jersey in the United States.  He has been widely published in print and online journals, and he has published two chapbooks based on works of modern art.


Inspirational ImageShadow by Jan Reudby Jan Reud

Pieces Inspired by this Image

'No more goodbyes'
by Mack Tavish

'Going Away'
by Rebecca L. Brown

'Transformed'
by C.K. Ledford


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