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Blind Eye (A Poem)

http://penaperpad.com…Caint get no rest
Got two jobs,
Minimum wages,
Maximum labor.
Still picking up canned goods at food banks
To fill these empty cupboards.
I make too much for foodstamps.
99 percent? Who’s got time for math?
This is the forgotten percent.
The poor working class.
Sciatic nerve is acting up.
Feels like fire running down my back.
Burning through my resolve to just keep on.
Keeping on…

Except from poem entitled Blind Eye from The Shaping of an “Angry” Black Woman available now on Amazon!
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Welcome to Week 44 of the Creative Buzz Hop. This week’s buzz word is under duress.
If you have a post that talks about under duress, then please link it up. If you don’t but want to join in the fun, please do. There’s always room for one more at this hop! These doors will be open until Saturday, so c’mon over.

Here’s how:

1. Write something creative, or use an old post. Either about the buzz word choice or something of your choosing.
2. Add your link below.
3. Grab the button on the side, either add it to your post or somewhere on your blog just to let us know you care.
4. And tell folks so we can grow.

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Public wicked games (A Poem)

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It started with stolen kisses.
Midnight meetups
street lights flicker across trimmed lawns
and nosy little brothers were tucked in
“Action figure” clutched to chest.

Behind the bleachers during the big game,
elicit touches
Hands firmly over blouse.
jumping when it sounds like someone
walking down the metal stairs
could catch them.

Backseat made for two.
Tinny sound from speaker
Hand cups mound under sweater
Ignored popcorn and pop.
This week’s latest movie,
flickers on the white screen.
Foggy windows.

Fingers skimming across bare thigh
Glasses clink together.
Diners murmur backdrop
booth hides wandering fingers
playing hide and seek under skirt
Guitarist softly strums in background
Legs fall slightly open
While he quietly plays her.

Long oak table,
Associates face room’s front,
narrowed eyes focused.
PowerPoint new merger, charts, figures flies
He shifts, and then he feels it.
Slightest stroke
Against his thigh.
Something stirs inside him
He tries to school his face to solemn stare.
as his zipper slowly lowers.

 

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Welcome to Week 41 of the Creative Buzz Hop. This week’s buzz word is Wicked.

If you have a post that talks about wicked, then please link it up. If you don’t but want to join in the fun, please do. There’s always room for one more at this hop! These doors will be open until Saturday, so c’mon over.

Here’s how:

1. Write something creative, or use an old post. Either about the buzz word choice or something of your choosing.
2. Add your link below.
3. Grab the button on the side, either add it to your post or somewhere on your blog just to let us know you care.
4. And tell folks so we can grow.



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Seeking Solace (A Poem)

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Seeking Solace (A Poem)
His tie swung
unknotted,
He swallowed,
neck confines free.
Sliding off matching
gold cufflinks,
diamonds catching light.
25th wedding anniversary.

Hands replace his,
slowing undoing buttons.
He let it go.
Each button,
releasing him from
unending appointments,
disagreeable clients,
daughter’s trampstamp,
and useless son
better at finding a party
than a job.
A purpose.
A wife whose laugh lines
been firmly sent to the
seven layers of surgery.
Insted of growing old gracefully,
She faithfully took her botox
shot,
Looking more like a
bloated monster
than the woman he’d married.
Smooth skin though.

Button popped,
pushed through silken hole,
Whispers.
Hushed laughter.
comfort in familiarity.
Taking solace,
Stolen moments.
He leans over,
kissing his assistant’s
bearded cheek.

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Welcome to Week 41 of the Creative Buzz Hop. This week’s buzz word is Solace.

If you have a post that talks about solace, then please link it up. If you don’t but want to join in the fun, please do. There’s always room for one more at this hop! These doors will be open until Saturday, so c’mon over.

Here’s how:

1. Write something creative, or use an old post. Either about the buzz word choice or something of your choosing.
2. Add your link below.
3. Grab the button on the side, either add it to your post or somewhere on your blog just to let us know you care.
4. And tell folks so we can grow.



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