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Diary of a Polemicist- A Pantoum by Aaishah Mayet

[tabby title="Poem"] I: Logos Descend with me into the basement of historyUncover; Discover; RecoverRhetoric is a stallion wild and freePlaiting its tales into false narratives of leaders II: Ethos Uncover; Discover; RecoverIntegrity does not distortPlaiting its tales into false narratives...

Ink for an Easel by Aaishah Mayet

[tabby title="Poem"] A fountain pen sashays in convivial scrawlSmudges as Ideals of origami birds soarOn mists of celestial hopeDefying a terrestrial realitySemi-colon;The scratch of the nib bends in bestial acknowledgementOf a bus, proverbialOf sentiments, controversialExclamation mark!And the lack of a...

Cushions and Shields by Aaishah Mayet

[tabby title="Poem"] My Mother's breathPleads in guttural tonesAs weeping watersMeet disintegrating dreamsIn a sludgeConstricting Twelve glaring eyesTwelve haughty naresHold icy judgementExhaling societal maleficenceLike snowflakesSmothering We are the lost sons and daughtersOf sacrificeOf sleepless nightsOf labor painsBirthing high hopesSlowlyFaltering YetIf you...

Chaos Theory by Aaishah Mayet

[tabby title="Poem"] "Inconsequential" you sayDo you mean like dominoes?"Shrunken"Do you mean like a jack-in-the-box?"Subliminal"Do you mean like a haunting future realization?FlashbacksRelivingIn petrified palpitations NothingIs Something Even the ephemeral flutterOf a Swallowtail's paired canvasInitiates air currents"Miniscule"Invitations to a vortex of a...

Ivory Tusks by Aaishah Mayet

[tabby title="Poem"] Castles on the clouds of convenient oblivionAs the architecture of tusks towersFrom covert operations of land and sea Rapunzel sings the lyrics off the scrimshawAnd covets the exotic netsuke charm But her locks are greying There is only...