Clarity in Falling

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
When you don't want to settle for the same old thing.

Submitted: September 21, 2012

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Submitted: September 21, 2012



Perfection deserts me; I can't begin

to say whether it ever found me.

I search for clarity and motive,

without cause to consider if suffering

alone with you was a wise move.

I am not content

with being content.

I am not satisfied

with a typical technological life.

I will not settle

for vague wards that distract

from the white lines.


I'm breaking the glass

on the lamps,

jamming the light in your face,

so you can't blink without seeing;

you won't escape the calling out

of the after fade. I'm not wasting

this effort just to tell you

what was, will be,

and what is there, is.

I won't lose the edge

just to gain the line.

I won't steal wit

just to cover up my own.

I can't pretend I won't fall,

but when I do,

I will seize the ground

and make it mine.

I will take the chance

that shrugging off anger

will breathe in the right.


Being heard is not the devotion;

words are never benign.

I have the moment to yawn

or to sing,

but I choose to give it to you.






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