Black & Kinky Amongst Brown Waves

napowrimo challenge: 14 & 15 of 30
April 16, 2013, 12:22 am
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it was a little difficult to get these poems out and into the world, but here they are.  i am not sure what is happening in the second piece, but it wanted to be written just like that, so i obliged…

the call
© 2013 by margaux delotte-bennett

they enter the doors
week after week
in search of the divine
that spark glimmering in the eyes
of some they call holy

they know that
being still
for an hour or more
to focus on spirit
is the least they can do

and so each passing week
they return
hearts and minds
seeking the peace which passes all understanding
or at least a retreat
from the chatter out there
in the world


locked on both sides
© 2013 by margaux delotte-bennett

through the moss covered magic door
the one locked on both sides
the one that still has traces of fairy dust
on its twisted copper knob

through that very swollen door
the one you pushed her through
the one you slammed in her contorted face
a reflection of your own anguish planted there

you were not trying to keep her safe
you were not trying to keep them out
you were only trying to
stop that dead feeling that her gaze inspired
you were only trying to
put distance between her hot and rank breath
and you
as you let her know
that she was no longer the supreme ruler
of a damn thing
and her high pitched lies would no longer
rattle in your head
if you could help it

and you could

by locking the door on both sides
because the you that is now
and the shell of the you that was then
both needed to make it clear
that it was time to part ways
and leave the magic door
firmly fastened.


3 Comments so far
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Wow! Second poem is so dark. What was your inspiration to go there?

Comment by Ruth Young

i have no idea. the muse just took me there. creepy, but glad it’s out!

Comment by kinkywaves

so many fit into that firdt poem some a lot some a wee bit … and yes that second one scares a part of the soul

Comment by ayende

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