Poetry by Michael Marrotti ∅ Art by Barry Southerland

420 is the stoner
holiday for most
who enjoy bong hits
Pepsi and pizza delivery

For others its the day
that spawned a monster
or a malicious school
shooting by those
who refused to take
what they were offered

It’s a day of remembrance
it’s a day to forget
for me its one
of the most memorable
days of the year

So for someone
with a bad memory
and contempt
for cliches
I thought the day
after would be
an ideal date
for a loving


  Michael Marrotti is an author from Pittsburgh using words instead of violence to mitigate the suffering of life in a callous world of redundancy. His primary goal is to help other people. He considers poetry to be a form of philanthropy. When he’s not writing, he’s volunteering at the Light Of Life homeless shelter on a weekly basis. If you appreciate the man’s work, please check out his blog: www.thoughtsofapoeticmind.blogspot.com for his latest poetry and short stories…..Also check out more  Barry Southerland artwork on Instagram @DeliciousDemonHouse and Etsy  !

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