for the first time in maybe never, i’m sharing a poem that i just wrote (last night).
normally my writing sessions last several hours and i’ll kick out a ton of poems at a clip.
they’ll sit in my notebook until at some point i type and store them permanently into my hard drive
(and several external hard drives, in fact. one can never be too safe).
i only correct my poems on a grammatical level. what you read is exactly what i’ve written in its original draft.
but a friend on instagram tagged me 2 days ago about a writing prompt (something i never participate in)
and i thought ‘hey, can’t let them down.’
the prompt requires the choice of some key words. i chose ‘whiskey’ (of course) and ‘devils tears.’
hope you enjoy.
whiskey, and why did she go
this, shimmering and virginal,
is where you are found
reality implores, so you smooth
jesus from the label while
sucking vengefully at the viper
is it karma acted upon or
simply perspective from a duller view
your beaded smile rehearses a fatal calm
how attractive gods must be in slumber,
far from judging, an ancient quiet
screaming between your ears
and you are the perpetual joke
birthed from the machine
but you love…you, incapable of undermining
what the next passing second holds
devils’ tears wet your face tonight
while clairvoyance uncoils the tongue;
jesus keeps curling from under your fingertips
and he is flawed.
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