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Hey everyone! Both Willows and Flowers are available on Amazon for under $10 each now.
most the times it seems,
it is really all just a manner of perception

no truth necessarily,
only you
and what you make the truth
some fella I went to high school with
was found dead out in the middle of no where
inside of a great bowl, floating where the city lights don’t reach

      said he died of suicide

he disappeared a week or so ago, fell off the face of earth,
I wonder what it was like, sitting out there with nothing
all around, just your thoughts, thoughts and the vast black
above littered with the shining stars, a sight that we forget
deep inside the city light pollution and all the rushing, there
out there in no where, all alone, and staring at everything

       one last time …
it used to be tripping acid in the park
now it’s just reading thick books in the dark

       it used to be coyotes, magpies and blue jays
       but now it’s just a caged macaw that makes a lot of noise
                       in the late spring or autumn afternoons

       putting on another jazz album as the clock keeps ticking
       evenings away and you sit in the dark or you sleep and
       either way, nothing actually gets done, instead the page
       stays blank and the mind stays medicated and the fear
       sets in, the fear that nothing is ever going to get done,
       that tonight and the nights recently haven’t just been
       a slump or an exception but instead are truly the regular
       and you will drown in a sea of booze and recycled jazz
       and a sadness and a sorrow that you can’t shake, even
       when you duck down side streets and try and lose your-
       self in the crowd … if only you could lose yourself—

                                               let the words flow …
                                               let that horn blow …
they crucified Kerouac on that cross of the cool
and where Christ’s cross read I. N. R. I. on Kerouac’s
they inscribed B. E. A. T.

       and he hung there, like their sad clown
       drowning in the drink and tears and tears and tears

sometimes you gotta say the thing, the thing that’s of the moment,
       but the moment's always moving, so sometimes change
       the things you said

               don’t let them place that thorned crown on your head,
               that fixedness, that stagnance, that death of your
                               own growth

       not bodies of soot and grime
               but glorious sunflowers
                       sitting on tincan
                       docks …


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My name is John Finch.

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AnakiAllie Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Just wishing a much belated birthday. I hope your studies are going well! I cannot wait for Flowers to be out... I have been re-reading willows to the point that I am making a dear friend of mine read it just so I have someone to discuss it with.

Best wishes as always! 
johnfinch Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Student Writer
Hello! Thank you for the birthday wishes!
I just thought I let you know that Flowers is out now. I hope you enjoy. :)

gretzelboy89 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!
johnfinch Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Student Writer
Thank you!


gretzelboy89 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
holymacro Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Happy Birthday!!!May you have a awesome day and many more!!!God bless!Hugs!  Glen:icontoyhorseplz:  :iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 
johnfinch Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Student Writer
Thank you! Sorry for such a late reply, I have been very busy with my new book.

holymacro Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
No problem,hope you had a great birthday and many more days ahead!!!Wish you a lot of luck with your book!!!God bless!Hugs!  Glen:icontoyhorseplz:
the-looking-glass Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
i just had a chance to check out your newest work here, John, and i couldn't pick a favourite of the lot, so i wanted to let you know i loved them all. :)
johnfinch Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you kindly, I'm glad that my newer stuff is being met warmly - I will try and upload more soon. :)

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