Monkey – MPoWriMo

It’s fine to pet the monkey, If all the monkey wants Is to be petted. But without knowing what The monkey really wants, The monkey is just a dumb monkey. Cute and sweet, And sometimes funny, But mostly misunderstood. When the monkey is sad, No one sees, Because there are no words Or changes of […]

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A Blessing

All that I am, I have to give, Even my torrid heart. If all that I am is this old heart, Then my life is surely had. Beaten once by fortitude, My weakness my desire, I cannot strive to be so strong, If along the way I tire. Judge me not; this broken heart, That […]

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The Pride of Venice

What light through yonder window breaks? The artifice of all that’s fake. An understated memory of love gone bad; The window now shuttered and ivy clad. Wherefore art thou young cavalier, That you should rent such grief from here? Fair Romieta; young Julio wandering woods so dark and strange, In search of freedoms not yet […]

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Seagulls

Seventeen lamenting seagulls tapping on my windowpane, Telling me I’ve overslept, even though my eyes have only closed. Seventeen lamenting seagulls reminding me that life goes on, despite my tired legs and heaving chest, and desire to tape their beaks and my eyes shut. Sixteen lamenting seagulls tapping on my windowpane. If I’m to be […]

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The Queen of Spears

Abuse is like having every bone in your body broken, then being ordered to rise up or face the consequences. Once you break something, it becomes something else. No longer what it was made for. Even though the bones may heal, you remain misshapen and broken, ever reminded of the damage that was inflicted upon […]

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Yāska – Of Wise Men

“You have my full attention. The river of knowledge runs Wide and deep. Words mingle In amongst the fishes; scaling Depths that know no shiver Of doubt or remorse. Winged Syllables fill the air with resonant Compulsion; to breathe forth Lamenting changes in the blossoms Of the trees. Cranes digest nouns, And phrases are borne […]

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