Writings by Yousef Alqamoussi

 

Sometimes I wish that certain people were dead
And others would live forever,

poems (2019)

 

And here begins the next chapter of my life, one of a potentially infinite and utterly absent future.

chapter one: Costa Rica

 

They called it Heartbreak Morrow, those who saw
The slaughter of the lambs and lived to tell!
I was the only man to leave that place
Alive, and what remains of life I’ll use
To tell you all about the things I saw:

-Heartbreak Morrow

 

The world is coming down, my loves. The center cannot hold. The Titanic’s going under. The Pyramids are sinking. Mahal is wilting! The Redeemer is going to jump!

MMXX2020 (apocalypse)