Batter Up

Intensity grips the bat-grit interwoven with anxiety Nothing less than a home runwins approval in this boy’s game The lone girl, I am aflamewith rage of inequality (Took a coveted bat and tight fist to get me here) Dig my feet in and stare downthe pitcher, ready to ignite the field. (Image my own)

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Adultery

Mistake Beg forgiveness Repeat 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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Guilt’s Games

Guilt’s a child – nonsensical in actions – attempts to hide, shame-faced, lies – Guilt is but a child holds me hostage – adult self, emotionally captive, plays along. (For Willow Poetry’s challenge: What Do You See – featured image)

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Childhood Games

Days of building forts and armies of friends passing time in imaginary kingdoms – pretending to understand the politics of adulthood. (Today’s NaPoWriMo challenge is to write about playing.)

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