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Juggling Fire and Ice

by Call Me Les about a month ago in slam poetry · updated about a month ago

When the world makes no sense, consider necromancy.

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Clarity: I do have a life bigger than Vocal, folks (though I'm sure it doesn't look like it most days...)

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Light cannot exist

Without dark

Nor hope

Without despair

Kindness

Without cruelty

Waiting

Without arrival

Kindness

Without jealousy

And love

Without indifference

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I hold onto everything

Fire and ice

Both of them burning

Neither of them

Will extinguish

The pain

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Absolution,

Retribution ,

Or resolution,

Does it matter which?

It does not change

The Now.

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How do we heal

When we don't know

If we're broken?

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Those that matter

Don't mind

And those that mind

Don't matter

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I won't change

And I won't disappear

Long after they're gone

I'll still be here.

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“Gossip is just a tool to distract people who have nothing better to do from feeling jealous of those few of us still remaining with noble hearts.”

― Anna Godbersen, Splendor

slam poetry

Call Me Les

Keepin' it real since 1987 with 3 cats, a tiny apartment and too many words in my head. Admin at the Vocal Social Society. Find me here.

No words left unspoken. In memory of Tom Bradbury.

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