d i t h e r

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Poetry
A g e n t  
      p r o v o c a t r i c e
she tried
t o
b
e

                                                   a n d
                                       p r i c k e d
                                b y  t h o r n y
                        — p   o   e   m   s


these fingers,
n o w,
b  a  r  e 
      r h y m e s
c a n ' t


                s            r          b          l
                       c          i           b         e
                 
                  *

                        y e t  s h e 's  a
             d i l e t t a n t e —
                 at
               a m b i g u i t y
                       she 
     d  i  t  h  e  r  s

                    *

                         t h i s  g l a r i n g                                                                                         
                            s u n                                                                                     
         e m b a l m i n g                                                              
              l   i   g   h   t                                                 
   

                              will  b a t h e               
                                   her  f r a i l  y e t
                                       r  h  y  t  h  m  i  c
                           m      i      g     h      t
         
                    *

            she y e a r n s ,                      
                             once m o r e,                   
                          t o  d i v e    

                                           i                       
                                           n , 
                  
                                          s         i      m                         
                                                w    
                                                                
          
                                               blue - b i r t h i n g
                                             v  e  r  s  e
                            i n   l  u  s  c  i  o  u  s
                                      i  n  k
                                

                       *

t h i s  g l a r i n g                                                                                         
                            s u n                                                                                     
         e m b a l m i n g                                                              
              l   i   g   h   t         

                   
                           will  b a t h e               
                                   her  f r a i l  y e t
                                       r  h  y  t  h  m  i  c
                           m      i      g     h      t


                  *

A g e n t  
      p  r  o  v  o  c  a  t  r  i  c  e
she t r i e d
t o
b
e

             and  d i t h e r
                                   d i d
                                 and
                                   d  i  t  h  e  r
                                            w i  l  l
                                                                                                

                 *

                               u n d e r
                     n e w  l i g h t 

             a   b a  r  e
         b l u e
      b o l d ,

                  free
                   v e r s e —
                         t  a  k  e  s 


                             f                t
                              l         h
                                i  g            


                *

                                                    A g e n t  
                             p r o v o c a t r i c e
                            g o t  n e a r l y 
                         k   i   l   l   e    d ,


           b u t  b i r d 
of m i g h t r e b o r n
  she found
    h   e    r

                    *
      
                           and  d i t h e r
                                   d i d
                                 and
                                   d  i  t  h  e  r
                                            w i  l  l                     
      

these fingers,
n o w ,
b a r e 
      r h y m e s
      d  o


                s            r          b          l
                       c          i           b         e


       
                 *

                              r e b o r n
                      and full
                  of
              m  i  g  h  t

            i n  i n k she
                  t h r i v e s
                       in  i n k  she
                          s  w  i  m  s


              *

A g e n t  
      p r o v o c a t r i c e
she tried
t o
b
e

                                              yet s h e ' s  a
                        d i l e t t a n t e —
                       at
                    a m b i g u i t y
                       she 
                              d  i  t  h  e  r  s

The Author

Woman. Floaty. Attached. Dettached. Sudden. Note-scribbler. Citizen of the world. Travelling to the moon and back.

5 Comments

  1. You creatively always amazes me VB. Always. Loved your use of the word ‘dilettante’ too.

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