MARIAH CAREY

the year is 3045

the sky has been black for like 48 hours straight

when I look outside the birds are always singing

of never-ending wars

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HOMEWORK

There’s a stray cat outside meowing like

where’s this promised party

suddenly i’m so disconnected from everything

my tweets are like deleting as i tweet them

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SACRIFICE DONKEY

in texts/emoji

the darkness is revealed

and all that’s left is bascially

Romeo & Juliet

the curtains fall

I start to cry in general

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THIS GIRL TOLD ME SHE BOUGHT A SHIRT W/ TUPACS FACE ON IT BC SHE LIKED IT AND ADMITTED SHE DOESNT KNOW ANY TUPAC SONGS

according to social media

there is a spaceship being built for all

the boys dancing

the lights keep flickering

(without any context)

on the highway.

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EYES ARE PIERCING YOUR SOUL

What is this strange light

like 3 full moons in a row

Dinner conversation in the

restroom during a road trip

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JACK IN A BOX

This is a video of me and my Dutch family

My grandma is scared because

2 different uncles came and neither

wore leather jackets!!

everyone is literally laughing

according to grandma

She cried and hit her head against the wall

because that is the only excuse

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Joe Turrent lives and works in London. His work has been published in Ambit Magazine, the Over the Line anthology of poetry comics, 3AM magazine, and Hotel. His debut collection, The Moth Apocalypse, is due to be published by Haverthorn in 2020. Twitter: @turrentula
These poems, as well as those in The Moth Apocalypse, are written from language found in tweets containing the words ‘the world is ending’. 
Banner image by James Knight
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