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Deliberate Vocal Poem

by Kendall Defoe 21 days ago in surreal poetry / social commentary / performance poetry / inspirational / how to
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Not planned at all...

Deliberate Vocal Poem
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It would be so easy

to idle in familiar cafés,

dithering over books to return,

possible snacks to purchase,

coffee to enjoy before cold and sour.


It would be easy to put on my

Serious Writerly Face

(trademark pending),

surrounded by the others and their screens

(well-worth pretending that we are all writers),

I could put down some unnecessary stationery

(old addiction),

fancy pen and then, what...? Create and disassociate,

perhaps inspire through a book-box discovery,

library find, online surf.

But no, it is better

To go right to the screen,

anticipating that there will be

a clear thought that will take me

over the word count

(see what I did there?).

surreal poetrysocial commentaryperformance poetryinspirationalhow to

About the author

Kendall Defoe

Teacher, reader, writer, dreamer... I am a college instructor who cannot stop letting his thoughts end up on the page. Very grateful to have found this other opportunity to expose things to the light.


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