THE UNAPOLOGETIC NO

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I want to give the unapologetic ‘no.’

 
I want to drop it on hard ground

bringing no cushions for its fall.

 

It should smash when it lands

so all of its pieces are scattered and heard.

 

I want to give the unapologetic ‘no’

and only follow it up with a period

.

 

I don’t want to clothe it with reason

or adjust its voice.

 

It should stand on its own

nude

free

unashamed.

 

I have lived the violence of ‘yes’

stabbed by the daggers of  “um…sure.”

 

I want the peace

and care

of the unapologetic ‘no.’

Quick

short

and yet still my full story.

 

 

 

 

Published: 2020-07-30 - 13:18:13

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