Brian McGackin
MeetBrian McGackin
‪Poet Brian McGackin is the author of BROETRY and DEATH IN THE RICK. He lives in Los Angeles and drinks a lot of Guinness.‬

From the mind of Brian

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POETRY on {Misanthropy}: Zookeeper

Just how terrible are humans as a species? Bad enough to open all the cages? Bad enough to let the animals out? Maybe bad enough is bad enough.

Brian McGackin
May 17, 2017
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POETRY on {Pride}: Thief

There is something deeply troubling about pride. Of being better than. How do the gods handle pride, which has existed as long as they have?

Brian McGackin
May 4, 2017
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POETRY on {Envy}: Surgeon

So much to covet. The wanting is intense. Cutting, even. And for a surgeon, sometimes the cutting is as close as it gets.

Brian McGackin
May 3, 2017
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POETRY on {Sloth}: Senator

This Senator has some explaining to do. It’s an inquiry, presumably under oath, and words matter, like they always do. So just what are you insinuating?

Brian McGackin
May 2, 2017
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POETRY on {Greed}: Dice

In this place, you don’t need to work hard to have it all. Good fortune is yours if you want it badly enough. It all comes down to a roll of the dice.

Brian McGackin
May 1, 2017
chicken fingers poem poetry
chicken fingers poem poetry

POETRY on {Gluttony}: Chicken Fingers

If we can have a chicken fingers poem, WHAT ELSE CAN WE HAVE? Gluttony, set to rhythm and served piping hot, straight from the fryer.

Brian McGackin
April 28, 2017
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POETRY on {Wrath}: Ripper

After a hard fought war, it is nearly impossible to escape the brutalist sin: wrath. Beware your excuses, when women’s bodies become the spoils of war.

Brian McGackin
April 27, 2017
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POETRY on {Lust}: Moralist

Post-coital but pre-marital. The sinner contemplates his morals, his lady, his bed, and the meaning of fidelity. To what? To whom? To what end?

Brian McGackin
April 26, 2017
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Recliner, a Poem About {Kids These Days}

It was a day that changed us all. A day that broke us all. A day we’ll all remember, even when we try to forget what we’ve been told to never forget.

Brian McGackin
April 21, 2017
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