Mermaid Verse

music flows from lips and as words meet sound bound and found me, your eyes wide open, soul sprightly greeting thee….

Tried to Stay in the Lines By Megan Seaman Saturday, December 8, 2012, 11:36PM…writing this dissertation. Feeling the itch to get the heyell out of town. Send me to the sea, east. And then I’ll be happy.

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marble floors and alligator, richmond, va

marble floors and alligator, richmond, va

“Um pardon me,

but I never told you

That I’d be the one to bend and twist

To fit in to this

bureaucracy of nonsense!

 

This is ridiculous,

upsetting and obscene.

Practiced and posed to prove to you

My worth.

 

But I’m worthless to you without

The degree of pristine needed

To prance through shiny waxed halls

Of slippery linoleum

 

And you told’em that they don’t

Even make it anymore — not that old-fashioned

Sheen that reflects the nauseating

Fluorescent light from blazing tubes

 

And beam

with sickening buzz,

hummmmmmmmmmm

 

And the sarcasm bears a weight

That’s not funny at all.

And I feel my belly gurgle

In that unsavory way, as if

I might retch up late day bologna.

 

Fumbling, stumbling down checkered halls

Walls, concrete and cold

Painted in grey vanilla hues

 

Hearing the click of my heals on that fake

Linseed and cork,

I shuffled, blundered for the door

‘til I couldn’t stand it, anymore

 

and practically fell through the threshold

to my knees and breathed

a breath unfamiliar to my lungs

 

something like freedom, but sweeter

to the taste

yes, it was more like serenity

ecstatic joy in place of all

that functionary jive!” – Megan Marie Seaman

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