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SocioPath by Marillion
 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: February 10, 2014      Views: 159

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Marillion is David Nelson Bradsher, a self-constructed Byronic Hero (or Zero), flawed but well-meaning, simple but paradoxical, and still a work in progress.

He graduated from the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) in 1989 with a B - more...

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A cup of coffee in my hand—it sucks.
Florescent lights, white floors, and whiter walls
Illuminate displays of cars and trucks
Dismantled and repaired in service stalls.
At first, my Jag bleeds black while clocking 80,
Which shows no gratitude for all I’ve spent;
And then my trophy, my expensive lady,
Just chose the wrong time for an argument.

It seems the more I spend, the more I spend
Ensuring I preserve a fragile piece
From coming to a dark and tragic end.
The paper cup is smeared with blood and grease.

I’ve stained my hands to claim, and keep, what’s mine.
By all accounts, I’ve reached the finished line.


Author Notes
Sonnet in iambic pentameter.

Just so people don't think this is me, it's what I'd call observational poetry. Saw a scene sort of like this while waiting for my car to be serviced one day, and the character who inspired this just seemed to have sociopathic qualities. Thanks for reading.

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