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I wasn’t even looking.

I asked myself if I should play
this most dangerous game.
Pinching the flame
knowing that the potential
to be burned still exists but
only slightly now.

Think I will.

My intuition aroused
my suspicion.
Your subtle charm shrouded
your act of harm.
I cupped hands over ears
refused to hear.

My eyes weren’t as lucky.
Exchanges unkind
etched into my mind.
What could have been a
sucker-punch was merely
a glancing blow.
My gut laughed and mocked with
“Told you so.”

My probing questions met
evasion, deception and omission.
Didn’t deny or lie
but explanation didn’t satisfy.
Investigation brought confirmation
and momentary hurt.
Then release.

Translucency replaced by transparency.
Opacity replaced by lucidity.
Your word haze replaced by a clarity
that no longer fogs
up the glass.


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Jaded in Detroit


29 thoughts on “Caughtcha

  1. deliciously dark and and your skills as a wordsmith shine! dug this TD
    p.s. ‘hands over my ears lalala’ -perfect lol


    Posted by R. C. Black | March 31, 2014, 12:40 am
  2. “Word haze”…great vision of another term we often use…. perhaps “b.s.”? Sounds like you see something for what it really is. That’s a good thing. Sorry the truth of it wasn’t so good. :(


    Posted by Chatter Master | March 31, 2014, 5:32 am
  3. This sounds familiar, as in I can relate to your words… Very well written!


    Posted by No Blog Intended | March 31, 2014, 5:56 am
  4. That is many shades of wonderful. Great rhythm, slightly ominous, very forceful, and just a great poem.


    Posted by Trent Lewin | March 31, 2014, 7:20 am
  5. Love it, Jaded.


    Posted by Twindaddy | March 31, 2014, 8:22 am
  6. wow… that was a word dance…


    Posted by pouringmyartout | March 31, 2014, 11:48 am
  7. That was brilliant, at the same time I’m sorry for you pain xo


    Posted by behindthemask | March 31, 2014, 3:17 pm
  8. Hell yes to clarity!

    Beautiful telling of the story here.


    Posted by El Guapo | March 31, 2014, 3:47 pm
  9. I like your poems, too!


    Posted by whiteladyinthehood | March 31, 2014, 5:20 pm
  10. You truly are a beautiful soul, Jaded.
    Nicely conveyed.
    Thank you.


    Posted by The Hook | April 1, 2014, 12:22 pm
  11. Shades of deep and twist. Like this


    Posted by Valentine Logar | April 1, 2014, 8:29 pm

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