Black & Kinky Amongst Brown Waves


poem of the week: the plight of the good listener
October 22, 2013, 9:30 am
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the plight of the good listener
(C) 2013 by margaux delotte-bennett

always surrounded by souls poised to share
deeply
darkly

words spilling out of mouths like multicolored gumballs of guilt
or love
or shame

time often filled with stories eagerly waiting for the sympathetic ear
hearts yearning to be unburdened
until mysteries are solved
and advise is rendered

and when it is our turns to share
to finally open up our own throats
closed to the fearsome phrases
and recently realized truths

we get the side eye
a “that’s it?”
and an immediate return to the scattered bouncing clatter of
“what
about
me?”

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Simply just want to say thank you for sharing your gifts with the rest of us.

Comment by sataria

aww… Thanks. it is always a pleasure to share my words

Comment by kinkywaves




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