#125 of 365 – “apparition”



I am not better

I still cheat

and lie through omission


still sit and deny

my own crimes

in commission


I have no readiness

against maladies that rebel

against remission


and I’m disordered

and angry

that I lack a strong conviction


to prevent

my field of sanity

from shrinking through attrition


until my soul

has no more room to live

and falls into perdition


where the truth

becomes no more

than a long passed apparition




About Blackbird

Poet, sculptor, jewelry maker, writer, spouse, parent, crazy person - not necessarily in that order.
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2 Responses to #125 of 365 – “apparition”

  1. pi314chron says:

    It’s always a pleasure to experience your felicity with the English language. “Apparition” is a tour de force of a single strong end rhyme for seven stanzas. Remarkable! And you can quote me…..I give you my “permission!”

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