Wednesday, July 18, 2018

It's Too Late For That Now By James Diaz

You know Doug
from Clifton
they got him on possession
he's doing fifteen
and his momma died
week after they sentenced him
broken heart, they reckon

Gracie had them kids taken
last month
they done lost all that money
Doug had buried out in the back yard
it was a fuckin' horror show out in front of Stanely's Motel
Gracie sobbing out on the curb 
and them kids carried off in the hands of strangers
with their daddy gone
till they're 25

shit's gettin' deep out here
way too deep.

About James Diaz:

James Diaz is the author of This Someone I Call Stranger (Indolent Books, 2018). He is founding Editor of the literary arts & music mag Anti-Heroin Chic. His work has appeared most recently in Occulum, Moonchild Magazine and Philosophical Idiot. He lives in upstate NY and occasionally tweets @diaz_james. 

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