Poeming: Choose Your Own (ad)Venture

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Choose Your Own (ad)Venture

 

with
h e s i t a t ing
t
  i
     n
         y
steps
she ventured toward the door
marked

CLARITY

for she valued
SAME
     -ness
and
FAMILIAR
     -ity
and
a
REASONABLE AMOUNT
of Comfort.

Which did she want more,
CLARITY
or
COMFORT?
Her chest held RoCKs
while her belly held
                          s
                e
   
butterfl i

 

Each evening she returned to
SAME
and
a REASONABLE
AMOUNT of
Comfort
but the next morning she’d
check the weather
and
biting her lip
carrying the RoCkS
holding her
                 y
  flutte r
belly
she’d
venture toward the
door
marked

CLARITY

a
teeeee n s y
t i n y
bit
closer

 

till one day when
she woke
to check the weather
and the storm
B L E W

        against her window
she ventured out

anyway

closer
and
closer
to the door

when she saw
l i t t le
b i t ty
letters
etched
beneath the word
CLARITY
spelling out

( f r e e d o m )

and she R A N out
never to
return
for freedom was better
than
     a REASONABLE
     AMOUNT of

any
thing

on

a n y


morning.

 

*

jle2019

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