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The Ventriloquists Dummy by Aaishah Mayet

Aaishah Mayet | Dec 19th, 2019 | poetry | No Comments

Poem

Lost
In the politics of dominance
In the charms of power

Serenaded
Momentarily-
Shocked are we?
A wry smile: there are always strings attached

Awaken!
Shadows cross faces
Quiet!
Lips clasped threateningly

Identity
Briskly blurred
Once surrendered-
A torment to regain

Think!
Start chest compressions
Breathe
Return of spontaneous circulation
Emerge-
Jiminy Cricket!
Be free!

Poet Bio

Aaishah Mayet was born and bred in the City of Gold, Johannesburg, South Africa. She works in the Healthcare sector which, for her, has bridged the frontiers of our shared human experience. As a self-confessed bibliophile of many years, literature remains her teacher and her sanctuary. Her works include Haiku published in the Lotosblute, as well as poetry published online in the Agbowo Limits issue, Poetry Potion, Active Muse, the Brittle Paper and Amaliah.

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