Lines materializing not on paper
can actually drag a brainless pencil.

Ants squiggle around your Adidas-shod foot
blind, but never miss their mark in the bite.

A score of 140 for an intelligence test
turns in a score of 40 in an actual exam.

Two consenting people are called out for adultery,
but another two’s love sees truth in pulp and ink.

A stitch in time purportedly saves nine,
but it’s always never enough for the cat’s tenth time.

The man down the street donates his time to charity,
but do you know that he’s got lots of young dirty in his HDD?

If decisions are made with clear-cut divisions,
then where is the division and the decision?

I am what I am,
but am I really what I’m not?

© Zelda Reville


2 thoughts on “Glasnost

  1. Honestly, this is gold and man you blow my away with your unusual way of writing. Which by the way, I’m attracted to. You deserve more recognition for your writing and your talents. You have become my favorite surrealistic writer on WordPress. I don’t know if I’ve said this to you before, but you are. I’m so lucky that you found me and I discovered you as a poet and as a beautiful intellectual woman.

    By far one of my favorite poems by you amongst other of your poems that I’ve read that I keep in my heart. 🙂

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    1. Oh my, Charlie… 😱 That’s seriously so sweet! I’vs never hoped to become anyone’s favourite writer – I’m glad enough if people drop by and actually read! Thank you ❤❤❤

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