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                         Life is a cabaret, old chum.   ©TD2016


you thought

you’d get away

at night and fog

slipping through the gate


look at the pathetic you

not even clothes to wear


you thought

you’d come out of the battle unblemished

wrapped tightly in your armour

striking high from the horse’s back


look at the victorious you

every mirror is a peril


you thought

you wouldn’t need to pay

you were even with your trustees

but they mortgaged your life


look at the insolvent you

pleading for reimbursement.


19 thoughts on “Lament

    1. So nice of you to say this, Kate. I had to stop blogging because I couldn’t keep up with all the reading and replying and it started to stress me out and eating up my time. Have to find a different approach to get my writing out…Still reading a few selected blogs and it feels much more enjoyable this way.
      have a lovely week dear!

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  1. Firstly, I love that photo. A woman/child with a monochromatic gaze.

    Then there’s the line ‘every mirror is a peril’ which I like even more than the photo.

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