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Stefanie Fontker Poems
A Bitter Kiss
Such a bitter kiss Bestowed by thy lips I lay upon the ground A fight so unimaginable
You stare at me, Like I'm someone else. My words have hit With a force too shrewd.
Mad Woman, Where are you kept? Hidden amongst the others Those like you,
Many speak of monsters. The devil we know, The demon under our covers. But are these not
Among The Ashes
Would you come back To search for my face Among the ashes? To burn is to cleanse,
You have stripped the world Of conversation, friendship and love And offer nothing but unsatisfactory Substitutions of scratching and feasting.
Cutting off layers of unwanted skin, Coming undone inside of one’s self. Float beyond water’s edge, cry silently.
Love Long Distance
I can see you from here, smiling. Happy and free like a bird of royalty. Though I do cry behind my mask, For my own pain is my very own cage.
Esse Quam Videri
My age is my own. Steal it you may, But it will continue Its long reign.
None of it matters. No matter where I go, What direction I turn, There are men, women
A Battle of Virtue
What virtue could you keep If they all have angry eyes, And knives of dripping blood? Ready to murder, to rape
All That Is Gold
Comfortable in the mystical Belief that by touching gold You'll turn to gold, you smile At those that plan your rape.
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A Bitter Kiss
Such a bitter kiss
Bestowed by thy lips
I lay upon the ground
A fight so unimaginable
Such sweeping blows
To cut through my heart
I weep at such failure
To fool myself once more
I shall never triumph
Over such a love