Wayne Russell

flame & photo

 

black coffee
and solitude
cast another
metaphorical
log upon the
fire, I burn all
the photos in
tangerine flames
of the past.
as they
are engulfed
the memories
are mine, in which
to cherish and hold.
no one can take that
away, except death
and she hasn't come
to claim me, no, not yet.

Wayne Russell is or has been many things in his time upon this planet, he has been a creative writer, world traveler, graphic designer, former soldier, and former sailor. Wayne has been widely published in both online and hard copy creative writing magazines. From 2016-17 he also founded and edited Degenerate Literature. In late 2018, the kind editors at Ariel Chart nominated Wayne for his first Pushcart Prize for the poem Stranger in a Strange Town. "Where Angels Fear" was his debut e-book, but due to unforeseen circumstances, it was pulled from the publishers' list of titles.