Purple's Platitudes

nothing but words …

aquarium

26 February 2014

 

 

I see

clearly, beyond

existing boundaries,

which experience says I can’t

escape.

 

So I

swim in circles,

content with discontent,

stay within my own element

until …

 

 

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myth of more

26 February 2014

 

 

Remember when we first heard

the myth of more, whispered by the serpent?

Desire we could not ignore,

the ultimate wish fulfillment —

“You will be like …”

Deceived, half-truths disguised,

and suddenly enough was not.

We shifted blame,

all for the knowledge of

what we didn’t even know

we were missing.

Some myths never die.

 

 

 

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I found Ray

26 February 2014

 

 

Hi, my name is …

and I live in New York with,

(well, no one).

 

My (ex) wife,

she’s … with the house

and the kids

and everything.

Honestly, I don’t know how she does it.

 

My … year old daughter, and her … year old sister,

and my parents (don’t) live across the street.

My brother lives (somewhere).

 

Now, not every family would …

but mine does, because

everybody loves …

 

 

a found poem from the opening monologue to Everybody Loves Raymond, for Creative Bloomings INFORM poetry prompt

 

 

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veracity

26 February 2014

 

 

Truth from the outside

can be ignored and denied,

like truth from within.

But, my reaction to it,

can never make it untrue.

 

 

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