Subtext

By Mute Serenade

It always starts about the same
 
Another day, a life away
Mathematically, I start to play- but the probabilities never stray
 
Sunk in too deep, a way of life
Overt in monotony, drenched with strife
 
Flattened by the constant drone of
Undercurrents pressing bone
Canonizing an empty home
Killing a made up life I thought I’d owned
Innate in my absurdity I
Never thought I’d live to see my
Glowing neon sign of life displaying such a vacancy
 
Loneliness would never bother
Over one, and then another
Never doing more than saunter but
Every time, I find, I falter
Lush with my ability to overanalyze my misery
You peruse my wares, but then you see… there really isn’t much to me. 

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Copyright 2017 Mute Serenade
Published on Sunday, August 20, 2017.     Filed under: "Poetry"

Author's Note:

... you see what I did there? You see what I did??? It's an acrostic! Lookit me flexing my poem-muscles. Hahahaha. Sigh.
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  • dwells On Sunday, August 27, 2017, dwells (4531)By person wrote:

    Your subtext / acrostic was invisible here MS so mission accomplished. Hoping this Saturday night finds you well, cheers! - Dan

  • Domenta On Saturday, August 26, 2017, Domenta (9)By person wrote:

    i love this really well done makes me think i need to work more on my own wording in my writing

  • Hands_Around_My_Throat On Thursday, August 24, 2017, Hands_Around_My_Throat (72)By person wrote:

    I've been looking for something so elegantly penned. Inspiring. I enjoyed this a lot. Thank you!

  • worm On Monday, August 21, 2017, worm (1238)By person wrote:

    the emotions runneth over the brim of my mind... Kudos! ~worm~

  • carlosjackal On Monday, August 21, 2017, carlosjackal (2540)By person wrote:

    Another classic to your bow. Keep cranking these beauties out!

  • 10 Forty Three On Monday, August 21, 2017, 10 Forty Three (723)By person wrote:

    This is a very sad piece as I can relate to it. Wonderfully painful poem. - 10:43

  • Just Dave On Monday, August 21, 2017, Just Dave (480)By person wrote:

    You capture the isolation so well. This is very nice. I'm glad I read it. Nice flow to. :) JD

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