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A Rule of Numb by Aaishah Mayet

Aaishah Mayet | Feb 18th, 2019 | poetry | No Comments

Poem

Shatter-proof:
Because I hate the sound of vulnerability
Crashing on concrete
Pieces of piercing betrayal
Scars of stabbing sly scoundrels
As my blood drips like honey
On tongues of the slanderer’s hiss
Bon appetit

Shatter-proof:
Because two layers of bubble wrap
Around my human essence
Will firm my form
Even as cracks creep steadily
Under the deal of the blows
I will be numb
There will be distance
Bon voyage

Shatter-proof:
I tire easily
This garb is glaringly flawed
Numbed
Dulled
Cumbersome clutter
Curled in foetal position
Bon jour

Shatter
Shatter open
Emitting enigmatic shafts
Of exponential growth
Of living light
On the lustrous cutting-edge
Of a stubborn commitment
Impervious
Fool-proof

Poet Bio

Aaishah Mayet was born and bred in the City of Gold, Johanesburg, South Africa. She currently 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, at once, her teacher and her sanctuary. Her works include Haiku published in the Lotosblute, as well as:
https://www.amaliah.com/author/aaishah-mayet
https://live.fundza.mobi/home/fanz/poetry/refugee/
https://www.iol.co.za/entertainment/whats-on/joburg/more-than-girl-fridays-896174
http://www.activemuse.org/pubs.html

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