Poetry – “Origin”

Please read my poem “Origin”, originally posted over at The Literati Mafia.


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The literati mafia

Just underneath the surface of my shame,
I can feel a pulse nibbling

Yes, life eats at me,
raw, difficult to digest

I am an anomaly in the process,
I am a diseased mark on my name

I sleep on shoulders for I
am a burden to endure

I am filled with boulders,
yet I stay afloat

The water is pure,
so it rejects me,

lukewarm & unsure,
I am spit out

from a mouth of venom,
& beneath a death shroud,

a premonition,
I become a free-spirited woman’s

product of prophecy,
& I spend my life

trying to shed her skin,
but her sin won’t leave me

© Jennifer Patino (2018)

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