Prom Queen ~ I liked the idea of a decaying America where something isn't right below the surface so I took the idea of an all American prom queen and just went from there.
Tricks ~ I thought about a lost love and how she might haunt you if you're not in the right frame of mind that kind of thing.lurch.
The Beach- ~This one is like most of my poems I usually have no idea what to write until I start writing. I combined imagery that kind of gave an uneasy feel with a shark and symphony music like the perfect soundtrack to an attack and threw in Spain because it added to it.
Thom Young is a writer from Texas. His work has been in Poetry Quarterly, The Commonline Journal, 3am magazine, Crack the Spine, Word Riot, 48th Street Press, and many other places. A 2016 Pushcart Prize Nominee. 3. See attached 4.
I didn't remember her number
and something isn't right if the words don't come easy you see them in lines
at the supermarket waiting on death talking about the weather the ball game
the prom queen with her dress pulled down hamburger meat used lives the bomb
has nothing left to kill.
lying on the beach with the ocean running in and out of her mind with the blood
and half her leg chewed off by a Great White with dull black hued eyes and a
symphony in Spain played in the background gentle and like it was always meant