Beg forgiveness

Appearances sanitize past
Push dirt under the rug
Smother recall

Reason can be fraud
common sense out of order

Suspicions merit
an ear, listen
over din of betrayal.

(For Reena’s Exploration Challenge #135:  quotation.  “Always listen twice.  First what’s being said, then who said it.”  Image my own.)


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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

30 thoughts on “Adultery”

      1. That’s such a talent, I think. It’s not always the easiest thing for writers to get rid of their language but it really is such an important part of editing. Something I will definitely learn from your style.

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  1. I think this work shows why poetry is needed. Verse can express what’s real in both a stark and readable way. “Mistake” . . . “repeat” . . . “fraud” . . . “betrayal.” You’ve crafted the truth of it just right.

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