Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Things got ugly, in so many words -May 1st 2013


if she wants
to find herself described
in something you wrote
tell her, fine
tell her it's there
tell her by all means
come find it

but also warn her ~
for all it's imagined attraction
this has never been
a safe place to go

looking for yourself


Like so many poems, this piece started life as a tweet/facebook post and I imagined it as jumping-off point for a much larger, self-involved, self-aggrandizing, cabaret of closeted skeletons of what-lead-me-into-writing, slam-poem.  It's taken me the better part of a year to realise I didn't need that, and have the confidence to just let it be a long story short. I'm a slow learner.



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