One Shot

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

A companion piece to my poem 'Opaque Glass', ...well, life can just get you down sometimes (pre-COVID-19, after which life got everybody down all the time). In all the years of time (in all the gin-joints in all the world...) 'One Shot' pretty much covers the quiet misfires.

One Shot

quiet deaths do I die,
if dare I die do I

leach away my aging soul,
remembered as sparkle do I

colorless dreams in a windowless room;
bejeweled aspirations had I

but such is past, cry at the waste,
such bright promise/love had I

age is Life, and I fear it not
for part of Life am I

but what is Life all trapped and locked?
a quiet death do I die

by Steven P. Pody
Excerpted from 'The Panoptikon'

Submitted: February 07, 2021

© Copyright 2021 Steven P. Pody. All rights reserved.

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I really enjoyed reading this. Very cleverly composed.

Mon, February 8th, 2021 6:53pm


Am glad you found it worthwhile, and thank you for the comment.

Mon, February 8th, 2021 11:09am

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