poem nineteen: unequal bittersweet

the truth of you
overwhelms most
& they need to connect
you to something
already known; this
you do to yourself –
hyperreal discord.
& I have been guilty
but I have seen behind
the mask & the words
& not once have I
looked the other way.


This is based on today’s official NaPoWriMo prompt, and also on things tumbling round inside my head. Apparently ‘unequal bittersweet’ is the name of a seashell. Interesting.


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