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In the Humble Aftermath

by Oneg In The Arctic 2 months ago in surreal poetry
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A Poem For The Bus Ride Back

In the Humble Aftermath
Photo by Jessica Felicio on Unsplash

After the show

At the end of the day

My heart sinks deeper into surrounding tissue

My essence moulds into existence

My body, ten-times-ten tender tonnes

My ribs plush cushion made

The lights dimming

A soy wax candle burns my belly sage


See, after the parade

At the end of the day

The mask of confidence

Endless energy and erupting euphoria


It’s just me now

In dimmed hues casting rainbow

Shadows across disco lit walls

It’s all about the in-betweens

The distance between moments

The heavy sigh of relief of surviving another day


But after the curtains are drawn

And the crowds go home

The music echos on

Thumps of bass reverberate

Maybe, the beat will carry us through long enough this time

Through the bills, hate, and anti-queer sentiment

Maybe we won’t lose so many dance partners this time

Maybe, just maybe, love will win this time

(I hope)

surreal poetry

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Oneg In The Arctic

Stories from the TRUE NORTH with a side of humour, adventure, good food, and snowy poetic dreams

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  • Veronica Coldiron2 months ago

    Love this! You really are a great poet! Let me know if you have any books out there. I'd love to buy one! ;)

  • Dropping back into to this beaty once more

  • Penny Fuller2 months ago

    Hit the theme right on the head. Nicely done.

  • Dawn Salois2 months ago

    Beautiful poem. I really felt this one.

  • Hi Oneg; this poem was beautiful and heart wrenchingly thoughtful! Lots of luck to you 🍀

  • Babs Iverson2 months ago

    Lovely and inspirational!!!💖💕

  • Beautiful poem!

  • Sissi Smith2 months ago

    We all win when love wins. Beautiful. <3

  • Luna Lee Bear2 months ago

    Love is all 💖🌱

  • This made me feel a range of emotions. Very beautifully written

  • Beautiful lines beautifully written

  • Cathy holmes2 months ago

    This is beautiful.

  • Heather Hubler2 months ago

    So much emotion and power in such few words :) Well done!

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