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‘When the Answer Is No’ Protocols

A Step-By-Step Guide of What Happens Next

By The Dani WriterPublished 2 months ago 1 min read
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A cemented “No”

Not today

Eyes closing

please go away

Rest won’t get this

Easy can’t let this

Slide through to slow rise and nominal function

I need the full exhale

the coffin pre-empt of final nail

last intervention to forestall fail

I am dangerous this tired

reserves siphoned deep

insurmountable tasks cavernous creep

continue in absentia plus a questionable week

Sounds seek my soul

too tired to resist

grateful for the melody

not the damned pharmacist

Natural healing for spirit reeling

in focused pursuit of all my feeling

I will reacquire my mojo

Give you answers other than “Oh no”

Just need that sacred altar shrine

One-on-one moments with the Goddess divine

Rituals address depletion in sacred cycles of nine

before and after pics guaranteed

cuz honey my comeback gon’ be betta than fine

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Originally published in 'The Honest Perspective' on Medium

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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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  • Naveed 2 months ago

    This was such a wonderful poem! Loved it!

  • You go, Dani! Can't wait for the pictures!

  • Kimmiekins42 months ago

    So beautifully written!!

  • L.C. Schäfer2 months ago

    Living is a state of flux, and we always beat ourselves up on the downswing. This is perfect.

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