Unpracticed

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Day Twenty of Na/GloPoWriMo

Write a poem grounded in language as it is spoken – not necessarily the grand, dramatic speech of a monologue or play, but the messy, fractured, slangy way people speak in real life.

 

I keep my darkness

inside

unpracticed

but sometimes it dreams

of

what if…and so do I.

 

Sometimes

I dream of dancing bones

and cats running through graveyards

some of the time, I scream myself awake from that dream,

most of the time,  I don’t.

 

Sometimes I dream I have bouncy blond hair

and frosty blue eyes and I that I can

flip my IQ  on and off like a light switch

I always, always scream myself awake from that dream.

 

Sometimes we sit there

me and my darkness and

we wonder why we are so quiet,

in a world that gives you permission

to let your freak flag fly.

 

Maybe we need to be invited in, like Vampires

maybe- sometimes.

at least, that’s my story for now

and

I’m sticking to it.

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