Poem: ‘Bracelets seem as though we had been making them’

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Bracelets seem as though we had been making them:
Smothering wire and tiny stones, altering outcomes,
Batting away flies. Safety lies in such focus. Twisting
Transience into silent braids; naming every child;
Blackmailing beaded misfits into shape. We’ll die
Surburbanites, tied to inborn courtship of our trades.

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One thought on “Poem: ‘Bracelets seem as though we had been making them’

  1. Very eloquent and deep in thoughts! Love this: “Twisting/ Transience into silent braids; naming every child;/
    Blackmailing beaded misfits into shape.” It suggests a chant against uniformity, something very dangerous especially in our present times. The concept of “safety” too often equals to that of being afraid to leave our comfort zone, which turns us into peripheral beings and objects of trade in a too materialistic world. Love the ending too.

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