Total Clarity

Total Clarity

A Poem by Hailey Juliet

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you figure

well i can't figure
out the difference be-
tween twelve and one,
why not thirteen?
at least buy me a drink first,
i'm done.
fun . . .

you reckon

well i can't reckon
what i can't think
and if i'm being honest
i think it's oversimplifying it
to call ontology
a reckoning,
just saying . . .

you suppose

well i suppose we could have been 
if you + i 
had about five days
and the motivation
to haul myself and
those boxes labeled,
'still alive'
down from my mother's place
up to that new apartment 
on fifth and king street,
or was it queen . . .

you know what i mean

© 2018 Hailey Juliet

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It's like clear where she's supposed to be but unclear how she got there, the maze that is her life is truly reflected in these words. It's supposed to be simple but is it really? I liked the write, this is how I viewed it.

Posted 1 Week Ago

haha spontaneous and witty..more like brilliant :)
Feel free to check Unchained or Vagabond u might like them..leave me a review why not :)

Posted 2 Weeks Ago

Sour and cringey
Just the way I like it.

Posted 1 Month Ago

This poem is wonderfully written, each stanza is beautiful and conveys such a depth of emotion.

Posted 1 Month Ago

Loved it! Very well written.

Posted 2 Months Ago

I get the feeling of walking into a room and catching one side of a phone conversation

Posted 2 Months Ago

I always like when a writer teaches me a great new word: ontology! Your rambling discourse sounds a little bit like overthinking, in a fun & entertaining way! I like the way you loosely structure your stanzas with a parallel form, but not a bit repetitive, as each one brings a whole new set of things to ponder. The details in the last stanza takes this to a different place, a cryptic place, where the reader is left wondering where's the "total clarity"!?!?! Great originality! (((HUGS))) fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Months Ago

has such a good scheme and flow...and leaves so many unanswered questions...if only i could unpack my old baggage, and fill my heart with new belongings...she may be one of them...but how tough it is to move on.

Posted 3 Months Ago

i know what you mean,,what if

Posted 3 Months Ago

I love this poem Hailey! The rhyme scheme and rhythm felt almost lyrical in my head as I'm reading it. I feel the raw emotion this poem conveyed, thanks for sharing another amazing poem!

Posted 3 Months Ago

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Added on February 7, 2018
Last Updated on February 7, 2018


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