I want more from life than prancing, puffy years,
alligator smiles and hypnotic dreams,
killing a phrase for Wednesday’s garbage run.
I want to scrape life, deeper than words can lie.
They aren’t required to listen,
those expatriate brides of fiction,
take me at my word:
I am alive and I’m a sword.

About the Poet:
K. D. Rose is a poet and author. Her book, Inside Sorrow, won the Readers Favorite 2013 International Silver Medal for Poetry. K.D. has poetry upcoming in Stray Branch Magazine and The Nuclear Impact Anthology. Her latest release is The Brevity of Twit. She regrets not possessing a piece of paper that says MFA but hopes you won’t hold that against her. Her favorite poets are dead or unknowns she reads in Literary magazines.


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