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A Whale of a Tale by Kim Rumford

Poetry


Linoleum and Laminate

Samantha Moore

I like the feel of ceramic tile and stone
Yet find myself encased in
Linoleum and laminate

While wandering in search of soul
I forgot to ask for small comforts
Like cotton linens and French-pressed coffee

I know now that it was wrong
To think myself above
The human experience

To the gods I submit my written plea
They oblige and turn away
Leaving me to right myself

Down here in the dirt
I scratch out a new manifesto
And wonder where IŽll wake tomorrow



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Reader Feedback:
Excellent poem, you have scratched out a manifesto indeed .
~KF

So many of us struggle with these feelings. I have never read it described with such good humor and so acuarately.
~Rosemary

I like the idea of big soul-questions
vs
linen and coffee,
and realized in third verse.

I also like the idea of gods ignoring the poetess,
and leaving herself to self finding answers.

The ending verse nicely recapitulates the piece.
~poetrywatch



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