More poetry by Billy Harfosh

If you let the devil…

If you let the devil sharpen his horns
He will cozy up to you
Pour your drinks
Feed your family

If you let the devil shine his shoes
He will make you rich
He will be the loyalist of friends
Give you a better name

If you let the devil sleep in your house
He will keep you safe
Keep you interested
Keep you alive

If you let the devil in your life
He will let you in his
Shit-why not give it a try?


Inside my head
I have walls
They obscure my vision
Sad walls
Death walls
They block the bright little dots
Microscopic perfection
That put me under the influence
Free thoughts
Tiny miniscule dots
Thousands, millions of them
Electric dots between my eye balls an my eye lids
Closed tight I see their flawlessness
As the walls Berlin to nothing
I’m going under
I’m free for a short time
Tiny miniscule perfection
Bright dots
Thank you
Thank you

About Billy Harfosh

Billy Harfosh currently lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He is originally from Syracuse, New York. Billy was born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1985 during the Lebanese civil war. He was adopted when he was 2 months old and moved to the United States. For the last year Billy has been writing in Southeast Asia. He continues to learn and grow from his surroundings. You can find his latest work published in Ardent! Poetry Journal and Bewildering Stories Magazine. He is currently working on his first collection of poems. Billy has no children no responsibilities and 1 suitcase, he hopes to keep it that way. Please email with any questions or comments.

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