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Theatrics in My Head

05.12.18 Posted in today's words by

Shirley Jones-Luke’s most recent poem to appear here was “Food Stamps” (March 2018).

Theatrics in My Head
By Shirley Jones-Luke

I’m afraid of my own narrative, it never goes as I envisioned,
reality slaps me in the face every time, tired of the sting

My face stings, tired of the slaps, reality never goes as I envisioned,
my own narrative, every time I face it, I’m afraid

Every time I face my own narrative, I’ve never envisioned this reality,
which slaps me with such a sting, I’m afraid, I’m tired

I’m tired of the sting, I must face my reality, afraid of a slap, which
I never envisioned, but is there every time

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