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Richard de Nooy

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Five Twitter Poems | Darker Cargo

I.
I will not write poetry
I will not write poetry
I will not write poetry
I will not write poetry
I will not write poetry
I will not write poe

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II.
When you wake up
if you do
it may be just
another morning
depending on where
and who you are
and whether you
wake up or not

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III.
Did some thinking
about #Ferguson
watched some clips
out of #Gaza
remembered
#Marikana
worried a bit
about #Ebola
hashtagged
my conscience

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IV.
Sometimes the night sneaks
into the day as a stowaway
fumbling blindly at the lids
of darker cargo in the heart

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V.
Let us celebrate
our complacency
by sharing deep
thoughts echoing
ephemeral empathy

 

Recent comments:

  • <a href="http://alexsmith.book.co.za/" rel="nofollow">Alex Smith</a>
    Alex Smith
    September 16th, 2014 @21:46 #
     
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    I fear I am too much of a troglodyte to 'hashtag my conscience' ... I still don't know how to #... not sure I ever will.

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