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Drinking Windex Poisons Your Daughter

An Inverse Poem

By A. LenaePublished 2 months ago Updated 2 months ago 1 min read
Top Story - February 2024
Drinking Windex Poisons Your Daughter
Photo by Jilbert Ebrahimi on Unsplash

after you

break the only window, chasing

big city productions, I


where your grand yearning played

in the vacant theater


my face

has been superimposed over

a matronly mahogany that

can't get smudge-free without the hint of



About the Creator

A. Lenae

I'm learning how to find the heart and describe it, often using metaphors. Thanks for reading.

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  • Mackenzie Davis2 months ago

    Oh I am calling it now, A, this will place. Holy moly. I can't get enough of this one! Your brilliance shines in the unique cadence you chose over the more common approach to this challenge. No ambiguous statements, rather, enjambed phrases that read differently backwards than forwards. Just amazing. I think my favorite is: "I | break the only window | chasing after you." Incredible, small moment that you chose, and how it grew upon both readings! 💜

  • Lamar Wiggins2 months ago

    From the title to the poem to the inverse, this has brilliance written all over it! Way to shine, Lenae! 💖

  • olymoolla2 months ago

    Your stat is challenging your story is so beautiful you write like this you will be a great writer I wish and yes one more thing please open my vocal id and a story come later

  • Anna 2 months ago

    Congrats on Top Story!!

  • Congrats on the Top Story! Beautiful poem!

  • Back to say congratulations on your Top Story! 🎉💖🎊🎉💖🎊

  • Manisha Dhalani2 months ago

    Congrats on top story!

  • sleepy drafts2 months ago

    This just gutted me. Thank you so much for writing and sharing this - this was expertly and magnificently done, yet heartbreaking to read. Just beautiful.❤️

  • Sonia Heidi Unruh2 months ago

    Your vision is so unique and evocative. We can never really escape from--or live up to--the influence of our parentage.

  • Test2 months ago

    Excellent effort! Keep up the superb work—congrats!s

  • Cathy holmes2 months ago

    Wow. This is hauntingly beautiful. Congrats on the TS.

  • Kristen Balyeat2 months ago

    This is a work of art, A. Lenae! Beautifully done!

  • D.K. Shepard2 months ago

    Amazing inverse!! Very well done!

  • Lacy Loar-Gruenler2 months ago

    Breathtaking, A. Bravo!

  • Kendall Defoe 2 months ago

    Impressive... 🪟

  • Oh wow, this had two very distinct meanings! It read so well both ways! You nailed this challenge!

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