Poetry

Villanelle


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Villanelle

by R.J.Harrigan

 

“You are not bored, you are uninspired”
The gentleman tells me but I do not care
“No sir I’m not, I’m just very tired”

I wish I could set this man on fire
Those words he spoke still linger in the air
“You are not bored, you are uninspired”

Does he think he is to be admired?
I shut my eyes but can see his stare
“No sir I’m not, I’m just very tired”

I say it twice to prove he’s the liar
I turn to look but don’t see him there
“You are not bored, you are uninspired”

I still can hear his voice, does he desire
for me to shout these words of my despair?
“No sir I’m not, I’m just very tired”

I make it home where I can retire
And I say while walking through my lair
“You are not bored, you are uninspired”

“No sir I’m not! I’m just very tired!”

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