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Lock and Key

You. Keep the key. Close. Prepared to open. The lock. At a moment’s. Notice.

You. Gloat over. Grievances. You’ve. Secreted away. And. Frequently regurgitate. What’s been. Crammed. Into. Your tight. And. Airless. Drawer of judgments.

Hate. Malice and. Loathing. Neatly stacked. To be. Easily retrieved. And. Held…



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Sydney Duke Richey

Writing from the heart, I’m inspired by everyday experiences. My poems, haiku and non-fiction come from a slice of my life. *Top Writer in Poetry*