Poetic Interlude XX

Illness
 
That cruel curl to your lip,
-the edge of your voice-
The rare lack of make-up
Masking your crumpled skin.
Rotting teeth, drowned sinuses,
Stubby thick fingers; crumpled nails:
Fresh blood on ruined wrists.
 
Barbara
 
The wind, she gusts strangely today:
Arguing, as a sign of love,
With familiar strangers, long acquainted.
Memories, foggy or absent, now,
Have dried on cheeks to dusty streams,
Pooling with brackish water.
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About Ty DeLyte

Madame DeLyte has suffered a grave disappointment - YET AGAIN - and still believes that freedom, beauty, and truth are what's valuable, rather than vulgar cash. He'd add love to that list - but, well, what can he say about love?
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2 Responses to Poetic Interlude XX

  1. k says:

    Poetry is generally not really my cup of tea, but I genuinely enjoyed these.

  2. Tyler J. Yoder says:

    These were actually mined from the journalling excercise that I’ve been doing for ages now. Perhaps curated is a better choice? Whatevs. Distilling three pages into a matter of lines was an interesting excercise.

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