Living Simply


“Faking your own death is illegal, yet faking your own life is celebrated” ― Dean Cavanagh

You may say you want to live simply
you may write it
in your gilt edged fake fur diary
have it embroidered on the pockets of your sprayed on jeans
make little speeches when impressive people are listening
but your very reason for waking up is to be
not simple
you have curled and sprayed and powdered every action
every motion
every careful artful expression
you have walked a thousand miles back in forth in front of a mirror
to get the look at me not looking at you stride just right
I’m sexy and I know it
we are all equal but I am more equal
lacquered mindset and french provincial conversation
the best books, which remain forever unread, arranged to make a pleasing pattern against which you lean
or sit with fashionable glasses on your nose
or filled with an acceptable wine
what burns inside is flash powder carefully managed for the perfect photo op
or just for the sake of revenge
cold and eaten with a silver spoon



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. 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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One Response to Living Simply

  1. chimerapoet says:

    Reblogged this on Chimera Poetry and commented:

    (almost) One year ago…

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