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Pain is Never an Option

Pain Is Never An Option
(On Close Ties)

breath
choked
at
realization’s
dawn
of
yesterday’s
frittered
possibilities

Culturally
Enslaved
Accepted
Proffered
Platter
To
Forge
Lifelong
tie
Instead
Of
Self
serve

Mind
Dominated
Mind
Enervating
Fighting
spirit
Self
preservation
hibernated
in
inner
soul’s
sanctuary
biding
time

weeping
at
this
travesty
of
well-
meant
partnership
entered
into
with
childlike
trusting
eyes

single
pair
of
hands
made
of
tempered
steel
steered
helm
of
joint
craft
changing
equations
drastically

dreams
shattered
into
smithereens
each
broken
sliver
sparkling
with
unshed
Saline
Rivers
Mocking
Rainbows
of
What
Could’ve
Been

All
Matters
Do
Matter
Mind
Conceded
Pain
is
Never
an
Option

Venting

Vents
are my
Lifeline
as

Perfidious
breaths
Hold me
hostage

Each
inhale
Every
exhale

Is
a
costly
Event

Venting
is not
an
Out

I turn
Events
On their
head

Making
bitter
pills
tolerably

Palatable
For
grudging
nibbles

grudges
not
entertained
here

Four Fragrant Tercets (3 liners)

blood red bud
full bodied
promise

Hope seeded
misty eyes
dazzled

Love’s nectar
Once tasted
Everlasting transformation

Arrival
At heart of matter
Satisfaction

Denials

Denials

(letting cat out of the bag)

 

Coffers

Overflowed

Unacknowledged

 

Spunk

anguished

In therapy

Time ripe

To let go

Retained

 

Painful

Extractions

Faced stoically

 

Lightened

Heart pirouetted

spiritedly

On Passing

water flowing under bridge

she keeps count

in obits

late sister’s vest

warms body

spirit

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