Missing Persons by John Patrick Robbins

John Patrick Robbins, Poetry, Punk Noir Magazine

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Missing Persons


I catch myself often, looking for you in a sea of people.

I know you will never return and I know I will never move on.


We are pathetic in that sense as human beings.


I can never settle for anyone that I don’t have that instant connection with.

I write and even as the years pass you still remain somehow sickly entwined with every story.


I am dying and I realize that to survive, first you must want to live.

I no longer care to live anymore I only want to escape.


Close the coffin and allow me to miss you no longer.



John Patrick Robbins
Is the editor in chief of the Rye Whiskey Review  Under The Bleachers and The Black Shamrock Magazine.
His work has been published here at Punk Noir Magazine, Ariel Chart,  Eighteen Seventy,  Piker Press , San Antonio Review,  Oddball Magazine,  San Pedro River Review.
He is also the author of Sex Drugs & Poetry from Whiskey City Press and Once Upon A Nervous Breakdown from Soma Publishing.
His work is always unfiltered.