goes my shell
its contents spilt on the floor
seemingly thick layers dissolving
distinct textures liquidating into one
giant mass of
shaking goo
desperately seeking cover from this
painful exposure
while plastic gloves probe from top to




searching, always
searching for
that didn’t survive the fall

11 thoughts on “divulgence

    1. That’s such an interesting observation but now that you mention it I can actually see the similarities. I actually remember that as a child, I always found Humpty Dumpty’s story tragic. Did you know that the rhyme (or rather Humoty Dumpty himself) is actually based on a canon ball? (at least I believe to have read this once) But anyway, enough rambling…

      As always, thank you for your incredible support and feedback, mags! I now have the Humpty Dumpty nursery rhyme stuck in my head, help.

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    1. I am not extremely familiar with Brautigan, I have only read a few of his poems (the ones that immediately come to mind are “Love Poem”, “Romeo And Juliet” and one of his most popular ones – I forgot the name – where he writes about the future of technology (his use of irony and metaphors in this poem is sublime)) but I would like to read more – any suggestions?

      And thank you by the way 🙂


  1. “bottom
    searching, always
    searching for
    that didn’t survive the fall”

    wow. so much impact. if you wrote a book of poems i’d buy it in a heartbeat. your writing is one of my favourites .xx

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    1. NO. MY heart stopped after reading your comment. I am officially deceased.

      But in all seriousness, thank you so much, Arshia. I am genuinely so flattered right now – my cheeks are a deep shade of crimson at the moment (because I am incapable of receiving & accepting compliments like a normal person and this even extends to online compliments as it turns out). I’m sure you have felt how rewarding it is to hear about the impact your writing has on others – after all, your own writing always has an incredible effect on me (and has definitely influenced my own writing as well).


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