Posts Tagged With: gargleblaster

What’s Left

I want to rage but you want to cry,
and so I whimper.
I want to sing but you want to sleep,
and so I whisper.

You win by default, never warning me
your compromises are comprised
of a hundred tiny deaths.

Categories: Fiction, Poetry | Tags: , , , , , | 25 Comments

The Voices Told Me To

“Tell me something, old friend: why are you fighting?”

The voices of soldiers speak in my mind,
articulating before I was self-aware enough to understand what they were telling me- that there must always be questioners, for there must always be a front line standing ready to challenge the status quo.

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The bolded quote comes from Gabriel García Marquez, and what follows is my first 42 word response to the yeah write gargleblaster challenge. Word counts are hard, son…

well, poop, they reached their link up limit…

Categories: Non-Fiction Nonsense | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments