Two Disowned Souls by Bogdan Dragos

A woman standing with a wine glass in her hand and her head tilted to the side while a man sits diagonally behind her with a wine glass in one hand and wine bottle in the other
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those were some


tired eyes

Some people are just


with them

It’s not a matter of

getting enough


The tiredness

is in the soul itself

He looked forty

though he was


and as she told her


(with the family she

didn’t talk)

she found him in a bar,

passed out

under the table

“I kicked the fool in

the side, lightly,

and the next thing I know

he’s humping my leg

and calling me ‘mommy’.

How can you

not take a boy like him home

and fuck him?

Well, admittedly I was

pretty drunk.” she laughed.

“Anyway, I’m still holding

on to him

to this day. Did you

know that he writes poetry?

Of all things, hah! He writes

these honeyed love poems

and reads them to me

and I pay him with some liquor

and a good fuck.

We’re pretty good for each

other. Like myself, he doesn’t talk

to his family and they

don’t talk to him.

We’re two disowned souls coming

together as one. That’s how

he put it in

another one of his love poems. Heh,

I can’t wait to get

home and see

what else he’s written. Maybe I should

start posting those online.”

She gets home late

at night

and brings plenty of liquor

and they drink and

fall asleep next to each other,

both equally fucked up

In the morning he wakes

up before her

and watches her sleeping

and slowly parts

her eyelid and starts

licking at her eyeballs

Sometimes she wakes up from


and when she does

she just blinks,

stares at him,



Bogdan Dragos supervises casinos for a gambling company, working twelve-hour shifts locked in a dark office full of TV monitors. There he mostly daydreams and writes poems and stories. He also manages a poetry blog Daydreaming as a profession.

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14 Comments Add yours

  1. Jasmine says:



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    1. (ゝ◡・)ノ💯

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  2. Bogdan//I dreamed about you last night:) Nothing too concrete as dreams are not easy to make linear, but I offered two horses (one for us both) so we could ride away from some mess that was happening. Did you find yours when you awoke? As far as your story goes, I love how in double lines, just a few words you describe these two really messed up people//who had the luck to find each other. Maybe she did make a blog and start posting his poetry..I’d read it:) What do you think she might call it?

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    1. Woooow! (⊙‿⊙)(⊙‿⊙)(⊙‿⊙)

      Must’ve been some dream :))
      I always wished I could remember my dreams after waking up 🙂

      Oh, and the blog… I guess I’d name it… Hmm…. “Lost soul verses?” maybe? 🤔🤔

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      1. Perfect Title! I will keep my eyes out ( hehe) for it 👍

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  3. These days I’d be very surprised if I woke up and someone was lifting the lid and licking my balls.

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  4. :))) It’s not my blog. I don’t have control over comments here.

    But it’s okay, don’t worry about it (◕‿◕)

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  5. byngnigel says:

    lol… My kinda people. I love the gritty, earthy feel to this story Bogdan. There is a reality to this, which we tend to hide, or paper-over to maintain the bubble we live in. But this is a healthy dose of reality. Loved it.. very relatable.

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    1. Thank you! *⁂((✪⥎✪))⁂*


  6. jonicaggiano says:

    There is always a little sadness to your post and I think it is the reality that you write. Unhealthy people do attract unhealthy people for similar reasons. It is incredibly sad but it is very true. I loved the way you had one of your characters writing poetry. Truth is many of us story tellers and poets often have had some wild dealings in our lives. What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger and writers. Great truth Dragos! Sending a big hug too.

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    1. THANK YOU, Joni!

      🌹з= ( ▀ ͜͞ʖ▀) =3🌹

      As a writer/poet myself, I enjoy seeing/reading stories about other writers/artists placed in crazy situations…

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      1. jonicaggiano says:

        I figured as much my friend. Sending hugs. 🦋🤗🌹❤️

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