Screen Time

free verse

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I’m doing the thing I didn’t want to do

again.

I’m caught up in the web of flashing lies

again.

Pocket-sized slot machine resting by my bedside,
I think it’s time to cut the power cord.

A stiff neck and a broken spirit,
this game is rigged —
just like the ones at a carnival…

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A few good stories, a thousand different versions. My dreams are written in form. Author of Mother Scorpion. http://rbbaxter.com

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Rachel B. Baxter

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A few good stories, a thousand different versions. My dreams are written in form. Author of Mother Scorpion. http://rbbaxter.com

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