Thoughts and prayers

The emptiest of gestures

Just a collection of letters posted for the world to see

A world so far from your thoughts

You’ve never prayed for


Doing nothing never looked so useful

Click post

Move on

Feel good

The ring of notifications solidify your conscience

Your good deed done

Without wiping up one ounce of blood

Brushing away one tear

Circling one brass casing

The incendiary and screams are too far away to even silence you to attention

Your thoughts and prayers will have to suffice

They just have to

They must

For what am I to do with this horrific sight?

Held in my hands

Glowing on this tiny screen


Louis Raio

Louis Raio is a Poet, Photographer, Artist and class Clown. He’s a 32-year-old man-child living in his parent’s house. He takes pride in finding beauty in the absurdity of the world around him and takes part most times. He’s a top contender for The Heavy Weight Championship of Procrastinators and isn’t afraid of an entire pizza. He has self-published two books of original poetry and defies anyone to buy a copy! Coming from a large family he understands the importance of finding a good place to sit. He has a terrible fear of flying and death, two horrifying things that are not mutually exclusive. His OCD and Anxiety are fuel for his creative mind and will either make him the life of the party or the reason it ended early. Love him, because he loves you.

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