Sunday, February 27, 2011

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my breath stinks
my armpits smell
my stomach aches

I am not the man I thought I was
better to be dead
then have to spend a

lifetime dying. but
I’d be awkward as anyone
else in anyother life

so there is only
this and
with all,

it perseveres.

I cannot wash the
stain of maleness
off my clothes

I am not the man I ought to have been
only recently realizing
that I have to obliterate all

that should not be known
or read, less it be known
and read.

and still,

my breath stinks,
my armpits smell.
my stomach aches.

 - Hoc Scripsi

8 comments:

  1. the stain of maleness from my clothes....that is a powerful line..the screams repression in need of resolve...the parts played as male and female are so diverson from that inner person we are...well done Jhon...bkm

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  2. Takes me to many different places especially the line stain of maleness. Love it. BTW...made you blog of the day.

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  3. I too love the 'stain of maleness.' And your use of repetition opening and closing is effective. "Spend a lifetime dying" is also a keen observation. Nice work.

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  4. Really hits me, because I can see my Kevin in it too. Brought tears to my eyes.

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  5. "than to spend a lifetime dying" - perhaps one of the starkest lines I have ever read. Wowzers, powerful stuff! Made me think about all the stuff I need to sort through, too, and get rid of:)Big bonfire coming up!

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  6. Good and dark Jhon.
    You are what you are...

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