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Cemetery in Her Mind

She has a vision of a cemetery in her mind
with his name boldly etched on the stone,
cause of death happily undefined.

Her survival, her life will sadly depend
on her keeping out of his way.
Heaven forbid, she might offend.

She has a vision of a cemetery in her mind
with his name boldly etched on the stone.
She focuses on his departure from humankind.

She’s tried to concede more than once
only to be brutalized by his rage.
She can’t continue with the pretense.

She has a vision of a cemetery in her mind
with his name boldly etched on the stone,
cause of death happily undefined.

She feels bad, wanting his death is unkind,
love and hate are very powerful emotions.
She has a vision of a cemetery in her mind,
cause of death happily undefined.

 

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Changing

Cherished memories are the key to our sanity at times.

Eyes + Words

Written by Jacob Ibrag

The boy rushed upstairs while his little sister followed him.

She knew something was wrong, he was acting peculiar like

something had happened. Tripping on the last step, he lands

on the ragged carpet in the attic. Rushing towards her brother,

 she checks to see if he’s okay. ‘What’s going on? Why aren’t

you talking to me?’ He quickly shrugs her off and runs towards

the windowsill. Lodging his fingers underneath the bottom

rail, he struggles to open it. Using every ounce of his strength

and failing, he looks over his shoulder and asks his sister for

help. Finally getting the window to open all the way, the rain

 starts to blow into the room and onto their faces. ‘Why did

you have to open it, it’s raining!’ She watched as he stuck

his head out the window in full embrace of the cool Autumn

rain. Wasting no time, he quickly  looked…

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Imperfect Existence © Lyn Crain

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Imperfectly Perfect

People Saw It at The Time

Mismatched Yet Perfectly Paired

Idealism

And

Horrific Brutality

Up-close and Unsettled

Inspired by What Lies Beneath

Purposely

Seduced and Betrayed

In a Galaxy, Far Far Away

We See

Belief is Potent

Every Angle

 Mismatched Yet Perfectly Paired

We Understand

The World

Doesn’t

Change

For Better

Or Worse

 

Live

 

 

Titles and Subtitles from New York Times — December 2nd and December 3rd, 2016. There are no added words in this found poetry. I did make minute changes by separating lines to make what was said more potent.

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