Monthly Archives: November 2013

painkiller

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give me more

morpheme morphine

inject me with words

give me more

morpheme morphine

i’m addicted to verbs

give me more

morpheme morphine

stir some

language liqueurs

give me more

morpheme morphine

kill pain with verse

 

© keely myles

november 27, 2013

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Shine

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Sitting, sitting,
Sitting, sitting,
Then some sitting
A little more.
Sitting, sitting,
Watching, sitting,
Sitting until
My little part.
Sitting, sitting,
Quiet, sitting,
Sitting still, but…
I’m not bored.
Sitting, sitting,
Waiting, sitting;
I’ve never sat
This long before.
Sitting, sitting,
Sitting, sitting,
Sitting, sitting,
Sitting, sitting,
Sitting, sitting,
Feeling silly sitting,
Sitting, sitting…
Breathe!
Now finally shine
(Like a little star).

© Keely Myles
November 25, 2013

Oystercatchers

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Ousting whistling Oystercatchers
Whilst walking over rocks.
Rousting them out of water-beds,
They shriek and fly amok.
Jouncing black, skittish fowl,
Their bright penetrating eyes
Casting freakish, glaring scowls;
Red beaks screaming shrill cries.
Tell me who had the greater shock
Whilst walking over rocks?
Ousting whistling Oystercatchers.

© Keely Myles
November 25, 2013

Slicing

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Why me?

Why do I get to live

so comfortably?

When others face life

despairingly…

Why have I got it

abundantly?

I’ve got cake that I eat;

it’s loaded with icing!

Others are

barely surviving

on goo,

their tummies writhing.

I think it’s time to start

self-denying,

to divvy the plates

and start

slicing.

 

© Keely Myles

November 23, 2013