A Fight

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i’m done

in sweetness

the words tumble from my lips

but knowing smile

is not enough

 

like rushing water

it rises

from a depth that pushes open

sweetie i’m not

but truthful yes

 

i climb

with no reason

but rhyme slips in

easier than

paceless prose

 

and then

regret strangles

a creative voice that

seeks so much more

than a cute nod

 

its effort

to express the inner

flow that must come out

whole but saccharine

sludge of candy goodies

 

but to point

to push to see to say

to reach higher

than sugar and cheer

sometimes

 

that takes more

a moment in contemplation

a sigh of exasperation

a fight against

the usual

 

and then

in hopes renewed

a new voice emerges

clearer real

and maybe, powerful.

 

Paula Antonello Moore, Prose. Wednesday, June 1, 2016

GIF: Two guys punching each other by Ricky Fang

 

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