I’m done with this hiatus
This hiatus, it made my heart burn
No, Not the acidic esophagus
I could handle that

But it burns from being….
More lacunal than alive
The throbs were empty
Pulses of creative energy
That needed to be shared
Lucky seven? I don’t care

Because you are all in need
In fact, you desperately REQUIRE
A dash of venom, a cup of honesty
And a teaspoon of regret.

Don’t you worry, baby
I’ll give you hope as well
But you better take the salt
‘Fore I give you any sugar

Want some vinegar?
Some honey?

Too bad.

Blood is the thickest of rivers
Take this flow before you take the rest

No baby, take this negativity

For how can you be happy?
If you weren’t at first depressed
At the Genesis

I’ll save you if you’ll take it
Not sorry that I made it

I’ll fill your lungs with ecstasy
Come be with me, there’s nowhere else to be

This body…
This skin upon my outsides
It aches, it pains
It makes me think I wanna die

But fuck it.
It’s phantasmal anyway.

This soul…
This ghost….
More solid….
Than our flesh

Fuck this fucking scarecrow

  1. Shane, as an older woman to a young man who could be my grandson, you are good. You don’t need to use any profanity to emphasize anything. You are good without it. I hope you don’t take any offense. Now if you have to use the “f” word, you could just write “f….”. We know how to fill in the blanks. 🙂 P.S. Thank you SO MUCH for the help today with Yellow Kitty. Blessings to you and yours and your father.

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  2. You can delete my prior comment if you want to, Shane. I love your scarecrow and your poem! Awesome job!

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  3. This is just the kind of poetry I’m in the mood for tonight… oh, and if there’s one place where profanity belongs, it’s in poetry.
    You do it well.

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  4. Did I say you do it well? I meant exceedingly well.


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