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What happened next …

November 15, 2014

What happened next is encapsulated in the following poem:

Sentenced
It wasn’t murder
when you banished me
to my room,
nor manslaughter
when you grounded me
for a month,

just a slow suicide
until I dissolved
into the shadow
of a spectral self
which mirrored me
like a conjoined twin.

Nails bitten to the quick
I scratched ‘nadia’
into the frost
frozen on the inside
of the stained glass window –
‘aidan’ appeared in the pane.

This poem evolved in response to feedback about a previous poem.
The feedback was that the reader felt that there were two poems within the one offered for critique.
I took the sentence: ‘nails bitten to the quick’ from the first poem and wrote around it until I came up with the above verse, which serves as a response to the poem posted last week.
Perhaps you can take a line from a poem and develop a new piece of writing from it.

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