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    Spoken Deity - Mother

    "Mother"

    Too often I ponder roads traveled,
    Straight routes twisted.
    Scrambled, walked,
    And dragged through to find a way forward.

    Prioritizing reflection creates
    Anxiety,
    Which leads to more reflection
    On that history that looms.

    My mother gave me sour grapes.
    Rough against my teeth, like eating sand,
    They bring to mind poor choices.
    Not mine.
    Though, I soak them in because they define me.
    I belong to them.
    Set me on my path, a whispering oracle of
    Something a little less potent than despair.
    Etched into skin is a map.
    A tattoo of lines devouring themselves
    In an abstract pattern that clearly spells turbulence.
    But she tried.

    Too much barren soul filled by too many men,
    The mind can only handle so much ascetic silence.
    We suffered for it, my brother and I.
    Love replaced by duty from Fathers
    Who never sowed or cultivated,
    As if expecting one cup of water would yield fruit.
    Only enough to perpetuate virulent thirst.

    And so I recapitulate.
    As son. As husband.
    New sidewalks allude me, I know not
    The road I travel now.
    Its familiarity tells me she’s seen it before.
    A translucent dream
    Dancing on the tip of my frontal lobe.

    She is Mary, except I am
    Flesh of her flesh, blood of her blood.
    Begotten and made in pain well nourished.
    A kenotic act transcending
    Her own failures, given to me
    Like a Eucharistic rite.

    I will take and I will eat.

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    Re: Spoken Deity - Mother

    I was a little harsher than I should have been when I fed this piece, but it was my favorite piece this month easily

    Yes

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    Re: Spoken Deity - Mother

    yep
    my feed and nomination explain my reasons.


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    Re: Spoken Deity - Mother

    I say No because it's too good, it's too perfect....So yes...sorry had a Trump moment...


    yes as HOF


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