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Two Angsty Poems
By Anne Mikusinski
Repossession The window opens Its soft hiss ushering in Unseasonable air And Fitzgerald's dark night A companion to my Restless lack of sleep. Outside the street is quiet Inside my thoughts are active Crowded and awake An interior monologue Of loud uncertainty. To drown it out I listen To someone else's story Told in a threadbare velvet voice Its timber, rising and falling, Soothes me back to sleep.
Fine Tuning Grief When unexpressed Pulls tightly And at times may Snap Reopening old wounds And expanding fissures In already broken Hearts. The same emotion When shared In groups Or between two kindred Souls Can mend the cracks Stitching together Ragged edges Filling the hole With something new.
Anne Mikusinski has always been in love with words, whether they have been read or spoken aloud. She has been writing poems and short stories since she was seven years old. Her influences range from Dylan Thomas and Sylvia Plath to David Byrne and Nick Cave. She hopes that someday, her writing will be as much of an influence on someone as these writers have been on her.
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