Monthly Archives: February 2014

A cold shoulder

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Image by Jacqueline Pytyck

A cold shoulder

She won’t let nobody hold her

She shivers inside herself

She has men

She has many men

But what good does it do

She wishes

Wishes to be done

To be done with them

But she keeps returning

To the bottle

To the men

Until she’s empty

And angry

She’s just so angry

And alone

She’s just so alone

In solitary isolation

And who could understand?

No one understands

She’s off her rocker

She’s off someplace

She’s offered grace

As someone’s half-sister

In a halfway house

It’s a half-hearted attempt

She resents

Resents them

Them and herself

Herself and life

And she turns

Turns a cold shoulder

 

© Keely Myles

February 28, 2014

Intentions

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Sometimes you mean well
And nobody else gets it
Sometimes you mean well
But you’re told to suppress it
Sometimes you mean well
But really it’s feckless
Sometimes you mean well
But really it’s selfish
Sometimes you mean well
And nobody laughs
Sometimes you mean well
And really it’s chaff

© Keely Myles 2014