Sail Your Flag With Me


Anthony O'Dugan
2 min readJun 2
DALL·E 2023–06–01 20.17.53 — PROMPT: terrified man running away from a giraffe-octopus hybrid creature, photo realistic || Entitled: WHAT THE SHIT?!

I needed to write
so I pleaded my rights
to those who hold throne
of words left alone at home
with no one to look to or hear
or to talk to with no one to call
their name so what then do they do
but gather all round and come all together
and make all the sounds that our ears are all
equipped to hear and then think then say then speak
what a wonder is the world when woven like the spark
we all wield inside somewhere deep within the deep within
we fight
we sing
we make our art.

Let me then craft for you a special hat for you to wear to the induction
let this be your introduction to the function of all things in conjunction
I can do this all day so let me break from the pain let me sing the refrain
to get out what’s inside this brain can the doctor revive my monster who died who lives still inside like a ghost playing puppet to survive but who
keeps on the light when we say that we will and we sleep through the night
then the fire burns away all that we love and who do we blame when there
are no more doves or symbols or souls of peace do we still fight and how
do we grieve?

I didn’t know it was going to end like that so I’ll throw a few more lines
in to make it look like I totally meant to do all of this:

I’m headed for nowhere
but I’m going real fast
because the past is a blur
and the future is last…

When it comes time to think
best to give to proper attention
to the only guarantee in life:
right now.

— agod



Anthony O'Dugan

— agod. Poet. Philosopher. Polymath. Empath. Chefish. Author. Chess lover. D&D fanatic. Love is my religion. 🙏 I don't want to have to explain why I'm famous.