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Or is it just longing?

By Kait ThursdayPublished about a year ago 1 min read

Distance in eyes,

Ice in touch.

Seeing motion in the periphery,

Trapping static in the gooseflesh,

Reaching for the pull chain as the light fades.

Apprehension etching phantom scratches over brows and

Consternation weaving silver strands through dark tresses.

Tempted to bolt, to escape, to flee, to run until the chill melts away.

I know I cannot make it out alive,

Only wither and shrink and decay and fertilize the next generation.

“Now get back to work,” I say to myself, “line a rich man’s pocket.”

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Kait Thursday

I'm a poet and a novelist, but my friends call me a starving artist. I've been writing for twenty years and have no plans to stop. I post new content to Vocal every month, but I have ADHD, so remind me if I forget.




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  • MARIE ODEMS about a year ago

    GREAT WORK 💜🌞😀❤️

  • Real Poeticabout a year ago

    Amazing job well done! 👏🏼

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