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I Live in a Boneyard (a riddle poem)

(I’m getting caught up after missing a few days of poetry-writing. This poem is from yesterday’s NaPoWriMo challenge: a riddle poem. Hope you enjoy!)

I live in a boneyard
lined in damp velvet
behind a gateway
of thirty-odd stones.

Facile and slippery,
judging what passes
strong am I, too,
unique and alone.

That which trips off me
can help you, can hurt you;
remember that none of it
can break your bones.

How often I forget
to hold myself still, and
I don’t always notice
how badly I drone.

(Need one more clue?
I live in a shoe,)

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1 Comment

  1. mahmoodsadaat

     /  April 14, 2015

    Plath would be proud 🙂

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