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Surrendering To The Muse



Putting up the white flag,
laying down my gun

Turning my back on fantasy,
projects left undone

Unlike other enemies,
she’s neither front nor back

But lives where only she can go,
where color turns to black

Her voice becomes a mimic,
ventriloquist of my soul

As words come uninvited,
their letters rhyming whole

Resistance now is futile,
my nights pass sleep deprived

Mercy vacant, her voice my own
—all victory denied

(Villanova Pennsylvania: March, 2020)
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Submitted by Kurt Philip Behm on March 28, 2020

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Kurt Philip Behm

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War Trail : Death from The Sky more…

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