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King (24 Poems)

Canadian Poet & Artist RLKing, published poet, wife & mother.

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Incompetence

the whispered seconds ticked–
laughed at my incompetence.
I remember the small trickles
of joy, down
deep into this hewn rock we’ll call
tentatively, a heart

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Broken on the Midnight

we have
broken our midnight
with heated, sweating sighs
we have
warmed the curves
of our flesh
on each other’s question marks
& ragged breath

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sadly

sadly–
I was
beautiful
even without a face
adored
even without skin to hold
I was
a poet
a meager calling–true
I was
read
heard
I touched souls
& was touched

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regret

I forgot
to be soft
on the edges of my gravel-run heart
& the roads ran silent
& the stream of love dried
murking & slow swallowed
by the hollow ground

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2012.12.12

confined
the body feels
the mind dreams of ungilled swimming to the depths
unwinged flying through the misted blue

untether me

so I may go

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2012.12.13

This space
felt so tight
claustrophobic
I wanted to burst
into the other realm…

that I could feel
tingling on the other side

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2012.12.12

write a lifetime unread
unheard
pouring & pouring & pouring
til you’re crying & raw
then come tell me about your love of the written life

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2013.04.12

Rest with me
Lay here with my hair falling over you
Melt into me
Let us take on a new form
One that whispers poetry in perfect silence

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2013.04.20

Inside-
I could hear my bones crushing
Their fragments puncturing lungs
leaving star-like windows right through
my shrapneled soul.

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