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That Two-Way Street

Mandatory Usage

By The Dani WriterPublished 4 months ago 1 min read
Top Story - December 2023
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That Two-Way Street
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All I ask is respect

acknowledgment of the 'me' apart from you

consideration for the differential

steeped in hot cups of 'no shit' sobriety

dedicated attentiveness that personifies

demonstrative care

mutual regard that allows breathing room

a sanctum of emotional intelligence

akin to university senior year

as in

we’re sooo past preliminaries and prerequisites now

this is

remove shoes before entering sans reminders

lower eyes at first sign of indecency

keep hands to yourself

to your pledge

to permission

to preservation of peace

by me not obliterating your ass via incineration

Freedom

lies in never having to wonder about you

full of steadfast triumph

that needn’t brag

with its beacon visible for miles

built the old-fashioned way over time

Every word you will ever speak

action you will ever take

already accepted and agreed

Just leave your respect

as a place-marker between tolls

A familiar token

to be found

and recycled again and again

for tomorrow

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The Dani Writer

Explores words to create worlds with poetry, nonfiction, and fiction. Writes content that permeates then revises and edits the heck out of it. Interests: Freelance, consultations, networking, rulebook-ripping. UK-based

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  • Andrea Corwin 4 months ago

    Yay!! Fabulous!!

  • K. Kocheryan4 months ago

    The voice/emotion in this poem is strong. I read the first line and it immediately sets the tone for the rest of the poem.

  • k eleanor4 months ago

    This is beautiful and well written! (Subscribed!) congratulations on Top story❤🎉

  • Margaret Brennan4 months ago

    So deserving of TS. GREAT writing

  • Avila Osinta 4 months ago

    Beautiful and lovely poem!

  • Mariann Carroll4 months ago

    Congratulations on Top story 🥰👏🏽

  • Excellent words

  • Tressa Rose4 months ago

    This was very deserving of top story, new subscriber!!!

  • Kristen Balyeat4 months ago

    Oh yes!! What a strong and powerful piece you have here, Dani! This kind of true is unique, yet I know it well. 👏🏽 ✨✨ 🙌🏽✨✨

  • Cathy holmes4 months ago

    Hell yeah! This is fabulous and so well done.

  • Mother Combs4 months ago

    Lovely and beautifully written.

  • Denise Larkin4 months ago

    This is an excellently crafted poem.

  • "by me not obliterating your ass via incineration" Lol, hands down this was my favourite line! Loved your poem!

  • Babs Iverson4 months ago

    Marvelous performance poem!!! Left some love💕❤️❤️

  • My heartfelt prayer for you is that you know this kind of relationship forever & a day with those you hold dear (as well as from those held less dear).

  • Novel Allen4 months ago

    A no holds barred writing style. I feel a strength and power radiating from the words. No need to shine the beacon way up high. the natural light will shine itself through.

  • Real Poetic4 months ago

    I’m so obsessed with your poetry style!

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