Chase GagnonChase Gagnon

Born 1995 in Detroit, Michigan, USA
Resides in Hayward, California, USA
Born and raised in Detroit, Chase now resides in the San Francisco Bay Area where his poetry and photography are free to thrive. He regularly takes the train into the city to snap pictures of strangers on the street, and frequently attends open mics in Berkeley.


 

city haze...
the homeless child wishes
for stars

No Regrets  2015

 

killing a mosquito
with my suicide note –
someone else's blood

No Regrets  2015

 

smog moon...
the cashier's eyes sparkle
through bullet-proof glass

No Regrets  2015

 

praying for peace
the ears of God
deafened by bombs

No Regrets  2015

 

busted knuckles...
my father's blood mixing
with mine

No Regrets  2015

 

smokey bar...
a girl named Angel
shares her demons

No Regrets  2015

 

good morning sunshine...
the names I called her
in the darkness

No Regrets  2015

 

greyhound station...
the junkie's
far away eyes

No Regrets  2015

 

abandoned lot
a paper fortune swept
against the parking block

No Regrets  2015

 

laundromat window
a child drawing circles
in her breath

No Regrets  2015

 

hospice
the young priest's eyes
deader than yours

No Regrets  2015

 

ghetto moon
the howl
of a stray dog

No Regrets  2015

 

last of my money
the palm reader says
I'm rich in many ways

No Regrets  2015

 

after the wake
I relapse on painkillers
prescribed to her name

No Regrets  2015

 

safe inside a box
the christmas bulbs
from our shattered family

No Regrets  2015

 

sex shop cashier
I ask what time
she gets off

No Regrets  2015

 

dandelion fuzz
my girlfriend wishes
I'd grow the fuck up

No Regrets  2015

 

starless sky...
wishing I never knew
my father

No Regrets  2015

 

self inflicted scars
I pray for forgiveness
from myself

No Regrets  2015

 

hospital christmas tree
the last twitches
of life in your hand

No Regrets  2015

 

drowning in Barcardi
my demons must know
how to swim

No Regrets  2015

 

suicide hotline...
the receptionist tries to hide
her yawn

No Regrets  2015

 

born-again church –
FUCK LOVE tattooed
across the pastor's knuckles

No Regrets  2015

 

stonewashed sky...
only dandelions
where the junkie died

No Regrets  2015

 

old neighborhood...
volunteers painting
over my graffiti

No Regrets  2015