Month: May 2014

Last one for now.

Final NaPoWriMo poem of the year. So I thought of it as a kind of pair to the first poem I wrote at the start of NaPoWriMo, although that probably doesn’t come across as such. I hope you enjoy it, regardless.

(DAY 30)

A moth photograph, to match the one I posted on day one of NaPoWriMo.
A moth photograph, to match the one I posted on day one of NaPoWriMo.

Nativity

So adept at lying
we turn our gazes
on other people
pretending we could
swallow whole
the world and then
birth it again
in a new shape.
Wouldn’t it be
easier though
for one of us
to swallow
the other and
then, pregnant
with the devil
of desire, to die
giving birth?
Let us forget
the lies and
remember our
stolen promises
instead.

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