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I am possessed


Who is this? (Photo by John Scully)

I am minding my business
You’re keenly watching
crouched and ears pointed
My dark stories bore
a black panther

I am not paying attention
You are always alert
The dark cloud is a rain cloud
Screaming that it’s a huge storm
you leap fiercely towards the sky

Knocking me out
you enter through my ear
My eyes turn green and wild
My nails grow into hard claws
I snarl, scratch and tear
A cat in your jungle

Panthers have no fear
I can bring the whole house down
Break bones one by one
Grind these people into powder
Show them who I am
It is me who is the King

I have rattled him
She shakes in fits
I am possessed
but have nothing to gain
I step back
Your dark, foul and bitter presence
vacates

BT

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Posted by on October 8, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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A Food Revelation


Swinging into the seat

Pulling it at the same time

Its’ lunch time

I’m bright as the light outside

Chicken juices spread around my plate

Stomach juices gush about – in anticipation

Taste buds know the flavour

even before the rice leaves the plate

Eyes glance with pleasure at my companions

I shift around my seat again

And lift the fork to my mouth

 

This can’t be simply eating

Goodness gushes down to my toes

A prize for all my labour

The joy of being alive

Sharing in the earth’s bounty

A comfort for all the hardship

A pure moment of happiness

My body getting another chance

Learning from the spice of a different world

I am so alive

 

I serve a second helping

Whatever I do will never be enough

Bad things keep coming at me

He must think am ugly

I will never own a thing

Everyone else just gets ahead

These times are really tough

The food pushes against the seams of my stomach

I can still feel him grabbing at my throat

I wish my dad had never left

I put the fork down

Push the seat slowly back

And leave the table

BT

 
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Posted by on May 12, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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