For Dverse’s Quadrille Monday, the word of the week is “smudge.” I might not have ever written a quadrille so promptly! This was kind of a stream-of-consciousness, but I think that works with the theme of my poem.

Processing feelings:
Flowing, erupting from
The recesses of a soul,
As a river venturing
Out of a subterranean cavern —

Ink is released
From a black pen,
Held by a hand
Which pushes away
Trickling tears:
A raindrop falls
On not-yet-dry letters,
Smudging — revealing truth


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