Anger

Anger maruhana bachi  anya nya

“Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.”
― Maya Angelou

Why are we so afraid of anger
why should we shun it disguise it
roll it in synthetic sweeteners
dumb it down label it cutely
pique or miffed
blame it on the calendar
or heredity
why must we stamp on it stomp on it
mash it down
swallow it like bitter wine
stop that don’t be angry don’t talk like that look like that act like that
calm yourself
don’t get carried away….
as if by an emotion
you could be thrown over an enraged shoulder and run off with
I feel anger
I do
I’d like
I need
to know why
I want to look at it
face it
eye to bloodshot eye
perhaps if I name the slavering red beast
it will answer

artwork by maruhana-bachi (anya nya)

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About chimerapoet

I write. I write a lot. A. LOT. There are times I am half blind with a sentence ricocheting off the walls of my stupid, cant be shut off to save my life, brain. I am miserable until I get it down on paper. Punch it up a bit. Usually cross out half of it. And then breathe. Relax. Only to do it all again..... But I just thought that was me. How I am. Not a writer....noooo...not me. Writers are.....writing people. People Who Write. REALLY write. Write things that matter. All grown up very important things. Not.....me. I am just a scribbler of sorts. And I was/am content with that....if it's true, well then....a scribbler am I. Until the thought wormed its way in to my brain (the furtive sneaky bitch) that maybe...just maybe...that is writing. My style. My strange way. But....still writing. So here I am at the dance. Not sure I know any of the moves and the music is entirely mine. But.....only one way to find out. Would you care to join me?
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