NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo 2018, Poetry

NaPoWriMo 2018- Day Thirty

 

Title: Clean Cicatrix

 

Almost always faithful, I know this machine’s language:
a stubborn double blink for hunger,
a lazy beep for exhaustion,
spewed up suds for frustration,
silence when scorned.

Almost always thorough, I see the untouched stains:
betraying erstwhile misgivings,
anointed medals on cloth, in remembrance
of every single defaced imperfection.

Always the wildest, loudest; sightless fighter:
bleached blindfolds distract all senses
in a chlorine afterthought; two-fold function:
repelling visible light and the intoxication
of a sombre reality.

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NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo 2018, Poetry

NaPoWriMo 2018- Day Twenty-Eight

 

Title: Baby Girl

born unbranded, but impure,
for all decisions made prior
to the arrival were poorly thought
OUT
into the world; a bubble first,
drop-feeding foolish milk,
a cage to grow
OUT
of in size and might
a room with a lock to pick at
with mysteries unsolved
unable to step
OUT
come fantastic stories
of wilderness and nails
with ragged edge

 

 

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NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo 2018, Poetry

NaPoWriMo 2018- Day Twenty-Seven

 

CW: This poem contains swearing.

Inspired by Diminishing Verse

Title: Bad Neighbours

 

the walls between us aren’t made of manchester red brick
and I walk without the aid of a walking stick
the rumbling of your home makes me seasick
warning: I burn a short wick

you make as much noise as a delivery truck
ready to get shot, distressed sitting ducks
manners and self awareness matter more than good luck
it would be so lovely if you could give a fuck

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo 2018, Poetry

NaPoWriMo 2018- Day Twenty-Six

Title: Reprisals

 

why hide?
I can read minds,
I can locate you in a crowd,
ping, pong
IP, same
I got you cornered.
I ask again, why hide?
You’re already found.
This IS your life
two wild cards
how long can you last?
How long WILL you manage?
This IS hand-crafted
each slab goes down
no blindfold will help
everyone heard the bang
vox populi
This IS punishment embodied
Why search?
Job’s done.

 

 

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