Black & Kinky Amongst Brown Waves


the actual poem of the week! preoccupied
April 15, 2012, 11:38 am
Filed under: performance, self reflection

 

preoccupied
© 2012 by margaux delotte-bennett

 

searching
always searching
because what is at hand is never enough
what we had before
what is coming next
anything but now
will be better
will be richer
will fill the empty spaces in our chests
and in our lives

how wide can we grab?
how far must we go to seek a remedy
to the sickness of our own making?
we are ill because
the poisons we are sucking down
the lies we are pouring into our own ears
the smoke filled room we are crawling through
is ablaze with our
fear
ignorance
denial of problems festering
since the last time we decided to ignore them

hatred serves no one
greed eats its host as it consumes more and more
notions of supremacy
in all its forms
will only show others where we are lacking

backing into corners we carefully constructed
out of the bits of our souls we shield from the sun
fail to let thrive
hide from others
including ourselves

we are pre-occupied with everything
besides what will
keep us alive.

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I´ve been always thankful for meeting people, I will always learn both; to stay and grow with those people or to test my gymnastic skills and run really fast from others. You Margaux are somebody that are part of my everyday life, I learned from you and keep you in my mind and heart. Thank you, I love all your amazing work!!
much love
Emmy
vernetbreton@yahoo.com

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