your words are falling flat
interpretations, feeling new
you balk, insist I’m off the mark
finding meaning where there’s none,
but I remember words and phrases
expressions, contexts, moments,
mingled in with dull existence,
I won’t accept the status quo.

Emily Cloward © 2016-2018 (Revised)

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Emily, a wonderfully powerful poem. I adore the voice of this piece, direct and determined, the last line nails it! My new mantra, “I won’t accept the status quo.” ~ Mia

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