Everyday, the poet leaves me a little more
I try to wrap my legs around her
but she gives me the cold shoulder
So everyday, I become less poet and
more woman. Everyday I shrink more.
a mushroom cooking in a pan I am
This country is doing what everyone says it does
I am trying not to care
but it seems I don"t try enough
So I pop a pill to make up
for my lack of effort. If i take one,
before the other one wears off-
its gives the pain no chance to come forth.
to claim my attention.
I am sitting next to a sleepy man in a train
He is white with age but i
swear i can't even tell which
one of us has been on earth longer.
This is one of those so-called powerful poems. This is just heart touching. I personally relate to every word. It feels as though the writer, "Yakari" built a character in this poem that lives in every single poet and writer.
Your opening stanza is to moving, how you reflected your fight in keeping the poet in you.
A very lyrical piece. The closing stanza is so sad, and so rich with honesty and rawness.
6 years ago
by Ben Pickard
"He is white with age but I swear I can't even tell which one of us has been on earth longer."
May I just say, this last line is a stroke of brilliance. A deserved win; well done.