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Feeling the Language of Pain

Kenneth, loves satire and writings to spotlight others, but he also has an "addiction" so to speak, to dramatic and abstract/prose poetry.

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Nasty, angry, dangerous means -- clipping winks of evil eye
Seeking a shadow of rains to come, comfortless none.
Dragging bloody lungs breathing few, cursing defeated foes who cry.
I vaguely-recall "that" rainy, foggy night that captured a dark sky.

Causing me to be speaking the language of pain
Causing me to seize the music of gain.
Making me strain my soul enough to see the drain.
Speaking the language of unspoken pain.

Alas, aha! a single, obscure, bat-covered cavern wall
Bringing a dripping call, ravens singing.
Sudden, stillness, breath comes low, our thoughts crawl
Life is ending, her life is beginnng .

Causing me to be speaking the language of pain
Causing me to seize the music of gain.
Making me dust my soul breaking her panes.
Speaking the language of unspoken pain.

Then again, once again, a solitary moment appears,
Blinding a still silence as life ceases beats.
Muted, staying near rock as black fog now clears.

Causing me to be speaking the language of tears
Sending music to absorb the darkness of our pain.
Kenneth Avery, 2020_____________________________________

Writer's Summary: when I wrote this piece, I had encountered (a) woman whom I cared about, and still do. If only she knew. But my words are all failures. (K.A.)

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