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Shelfishness: Shadorma

SHELFISHNESS

Empty shelves
Tug at sleeves, whisper
“Get some more”
“Just in case”
Fearfulness, senselessness, greed
Enough already

Opposites

OPPOSITES

The opposite of love
Is not hatred but fear
Hatred is simply
An armour for fear

Darkness is not
The opposite of light
It is simply
An absence of light

The Noble Silence Twentieth Century Style

THE NOBLE SILENCE TWENTIETH CENTURY STYLE

Whenever she feared that she did not have
Anything much worthwhile to contribute
She’d restrict herself to a ‘Like’, a Smiley
Kept her vast swathes of ignorance private
It might do her public image no good at all

To Show A True Face: Senryu

TO SHOW A TRUE FACE

May courage find me
Or at least a safe harbour
While I give the same

Pusillanimity? … Or Wisdom?

PUSILLANIMITY? … OR WISDOM?

I don’t hoard any furtive hopes
Beneath my cosy feather pillow
Nor dreams, nor wistful wishes
For fear they will make it lumpy
And give me a pain in the neck

Comet Alert: Quatrain

COMET ALERT

His mind and body were discovered
During her ongoing extensive search
For objects that might at some point
Disastrously impact with her planet

Paranoia: Four By Six

PARANOIA

When you really don’t trust
Anyone the last thing
You want to tell them is
That you don’t trust them

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”

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