Anatomy Of Wordplay

Anatomy Of Wordplay

A Poem by Dah


To cast a fairytale spell

is to say make-believe

or resurrection

is to squeeze a grape

to transform it

 

To say the sun’s age

is to talk full-circle

an aperture opening

closing

light caught on glass plates

 

There are mystical possibilities

aligned with magic

If casting doubt instead of spells

imagination is at risk

You must stop here, read no further

 

because fairytales

have drawbacks

like finely tuned characters

exploiting violence

as amusement

 

To say immediately is to say

now

is to see stones

pulled from air

is to say the longer one breathes 

 

the more anxiety bleeds 

is to know

seclusion is exclusion

is to know never-ending

renders dubious riddles

 

To say depleted is to say

finished

is to collapse

is to reply

I must get up and live


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from my work-in-progress seventh manuscript

titled: New Works


©dah / dahlusion 2017 a.r.r.


"Anatomy Of Wordplay " was first published in

' Indifaring Muse Anthology, India'  


© 2017 Dah



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Dah
Dah

Berkeley, CA



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Dah’s fifth poetry collection is Say This In A Whisper (Red Wolf Editions, 2017) and his poetry has been published by editors from the US, UK, Ireland, Canada, China, Singapore, Spain, Australia.. more..

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