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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...)


Light cannot exist

Without dark

Nor hope

Without despair


Without cruelty


Without arrival


Without jealousy

And love

Without indifference


I hold onto everything

Fire and ice

Both of them burning

Neither of them

Will extinguish

The pain



Retribution ,

Or resolution,

Does it matter which?

It does not change

The Now.


How do we heal

When we don't know

If we're broken?


Those that matter

Don't mind

And those that mind

Don't matter


I won't change

And I won't disappear

Long after they're gone

I'll still be here.


“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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