Sep 7

POETRY

Photo by Duangphorn Wiriya on Unsplash

catch in the voice
uneven, the taste
worry rises early
& clatters at the gate

it burns as pilot light
& bastes with sugared-yeast
its sweat is such too slick
to lock the sneck upon this beast

& we’re told to focus off of it
& breathe; but that’s the catch…

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Aug 24

POETRY

Photo by Evie S. on Unsplash

trust is a spraining covert affair,
a surveyor of inner tolls.
it cooks a poison out the fool
and shaves the bones for gold.

behind its act, the dubious hands
from precedent bitten flank.
the risks — sieved through probative
antiseptic septic tanks.

its track (stacked on great mem’ry)
nails its…

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Tonja E. Betts

Tonja E. Betts

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Scrabble addict, enthusiastic tea drinker, perfume bottle collector, Prince music lover, poesy paronomasia-ist, happy mom.