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Possibilities

POSSIBILITIES

Relationships
(And communications)
All too often

In time degenerate
(Or become enmeshed)
Into game playing

There are ways out
(But not always taken)
Alack and alas

Anathema: Shadorma

ANATHEMA

She found it
An anathema
To answer
His question
She appeared not to realise
Just how rude it was

In Mourning Still: Shadorma

IN MOURNING STILL

He ventures,
“Here’s a suggestion:
Share laughter
Together.”
She points to the iron gates.
The sign reads “Keep Out”

Dissent Is The Only Decent Response

DISSENT IS THE ONLY DECENT RESPONSE

I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned.
This world is run by lies, by greed and fear and trickery.
I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned.
Everywhere is conflict, bigotry, racism and sexism.
I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned.

“They’re changing guard at Buckingham Palace –
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.”
“The life of the poor and the life of the Queen
When looked at in contrast both seem quite obscene,”
Says Alice. “I may know, but I do not approve.”

~~~~~ ~ ~~~~~

This is part of Reena’s Exploration Challenge #108

Shrinking Violet: Shadorma

SHRINKING VIOLET

He sees her
Dance … delightfully
He thinks of
Asking her …
A disorienting thought …
Fills him with terror!

Tentacle: Cinqku

TENTACLE

Doorbell
Standing here
Scared stiff for sure
Yet you plucked up courage
Hopeful

In Between Silences

IN BETWEEN SILENCES

A silence descends upon them
Then excretes a word or two

Commonplace pleasantries
As if they’ve nowt else to say
And so as not to appear rude
Externally … While internally

Terrified tots hammer away
Like smiths gone berserk
Building – on pain of death
A makeshift custom armour

A silence descends once more
As they pray for a lasting peace

Visceral: Tanka

VISCERAL

Sometimes I wonder
Which it is the one of us
Who’s the most afraid
Sometimes I sit and wonder
Whether you wonder that too

Petrified: Four By Six

PETRIFIED

Quivering on the brink
Too nervous to engage
Deep breath … Jump! Don’t you think
Time’s come to act our age?

Ask Anyone

ASK ANYONE

Love
Is scary
Ask anyone
Who knows
How scary
Love is

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