Dys

This is the reason I don’t write poetry much anymore. This “poem” is more or less a collection of scattered images that have nothing to do with each other. My intention was to make the poem’s meaning so obscure that it’s practically nonexistent, and I think I succeeded.

“Dys”

dysfunction

round headlights burn my eyes.
dust collects in a rut.
fearing life, he lowers his head
into my lap.

dysappointment

i squint in sunlight’s glare.
he cast me out.
wretched, i cry,
pillowing my head on sodden pavement.

dysgust

the fingers of his incompetent fists
(silent,
sleeping, dreamless)
curl tight to his palm.

dyshonor

i cut sorrow from his skin,
peel layers away,
uncover something barren
where there should have been a brain.

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