50 Words

Photo by Sachin Bharti: https://www.pexels.com/photo/photo-of-a-clown-1619918/

Long the butt of other’s cruel jokes,
I avoid mirrors.

Only disappointment
ever returned my gaze;

who I am, what I’ve done;
grotesque visage, wretched actions.

But I’m learning, growing, so
infrequently, I peek,

and then the joke’s on me again,
for I never even thought
I looked this good.

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POETRY

Photo by Ric Rodrigues: https://www.pexels.com/photo/a-woman-with-hand-wraps-6606071/

What
comes
between
man’s obscene
glean and his absurd
justice incurred? What has been seen
can’t be unseen; what has been heard cannot be unheard.
And yet sometimes, there exists for
crimes, a moral, key
directive
to break
vile
herds,
herds
vilely
mandating
declaratively
immoral, unjust laws that wound
our women, thusly, our collective soul is…

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Barry Dawson Jr. IV

Barry Dawson Jr. IV

Medium Top Procrastinator. Guilty of writing under the influence. No, I’m not upset. My face always looks this way. INTP https://cosmicrubble.com/