Poetry: “And So She Did” + “The Nomad”

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And So She Did

Gentle was the unbidden ripening,

Of a once wilted ingenue.

Her staged longings scattered

Like the aged pages

Of curiously learned words,

That whittled away at her.

She dressed herself in dismantled prose

The flush of her skin freeing

The quiver of her pursed lips reprieving,

As she grew to taste a life so strange

So incredibly strange,

That she’d let her dreams consume her

And so she did.

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She wandered travelled thought,

The faraway fixations

And uprooted conversation

Of breakfast spent with first editions

Of chipped teacups and maddened fiction.

As persiflage and piqued interest

Entangled in her fingers,

Like the pickings of first bloom.

So that she may douse blank pages
 In prose unwritten,

In poetry unbidden

For she loved a life that left her lost,

She spoke of a world that left her



And yet she left her inhibitions behind

For it was now,

Her time.

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Originally published at anisanasir.com on March 22, 2019.