Poems V Prose: A Literary Disrobing


I had quite earnestly planned to write a poem,

because they do the job well

Sealing emotions in a public

fashion that never quite betrays the soul

or the holes that exist in

one’s logic

games.

But prose instead allow for a public therapy of sorts

a threshing

a separation of wheat

from chaff

of good from bad

of internalized feelings of unworthiness and shame

converted

into externalized proclamations of creative, surveillance

and insta-fame

Poems

are not simply dalliances of the english lover’s pen

no,

they are scalpels of soul and heart

circumcisers of internal waste

from external glory.

True swords of truth

holy blades

held only by those who are ready to die

to self

and live to die

again and

again

by the knife

of the merciless

prose.

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