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actual vs professed reality by Bast
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actual vs professed reality

By Bast


she fancies herself
a princess
cast away from luxury

brings attention
to her ruby lips
and fair skin
as if that
should insure
her privilege

and she sits pretty
waiting
for prince charming
for a fairy tale
ending

i say nothing
and let her live
in her fantasy
let her
bite the apple
follow
her script

i find
people
trapped
in glass caskets
are too busy
suffocating
to throw stones


it's better this way
i think.

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© 2006 Bast
Published on Wednesday, February 8, 2006.     Filed under: "Reflective" and "Poetry"
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  • carlosjackal On Wednesday, March 21, 2007, carlosjackal (1742)By person wrote:

    :) Perfect.

  • A former member wrote: "let her bite the apple" I was listening to NIN (from Teeth: Track 2), and I found myself reading this poem, of yours... they feel related, somehow. The pounding bass, the pulsing beat of your words..."suffocating to throw stones". You Know What You Are

  • A former member wrote: ... This is a tasty meta-cum-comet-phor, it brought mE out from iNside a glass casket. Nice!

  • A former member wrote: mmmmm mmmmm tasty metaphor reascribed with an adage to create a sarcasm well expressed and so very needed... hmmmm, but, what casket suffocates me, I must now ask... where lies reality... ;)

  • urbanhumility On Saturday, April 15, 2006, urbanhumility (1255)By person wrote:

    a quick and inviting bite this was.................well done my friend..............urban

  • Dissolving Poet On Friday, April 7, 2006, Dissolving Poet (652)By person wrote:

    This tortured your mind with everything right and wrong. The beauty this beheld was beyond words.

  • Mistress Shadow On Wednesday, February 8, 2006, Mistress Shadow (266)By person wrote:

    Amen.


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