I’m a doctor too


To S.M.

I’m a doctor too.
I went to a university and got a bit of paper to show them all.
This chip on my shoulder turned into a degree.
I’m a doctor too.
I never let them see when I don’t know, because I know a lot.
I can even subvert knowledge systems in my own favour.
I’m a doctor too.
I get to say
who gets a B and who gets an A
I have the power to crush you
I’m a doctor too.
I’m not one of those doctors, just a pawn of the system, poor little creature just hopping about (actually healing people) under the thumb of those in power (money).
They’ve sure got you.
I know this because I know it all.
I know more than you.
I’m a doctor too.

Lune


I don’t like being wrong
It wrings me into a twisted sheet
Happiness dripping into puddle gone

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Belated napowrimo day one

‘And now, our prompt (optional, as always). Today, I challenge you to write a lune. This is a sort of English-language haiku. While the haiku is a three-line poem with a 5-7-5 syllable count, the lune is a three-line poem with a 5-3-5 syllable count. There’s also a variant based on word-count, instead of syllable count, where the poem still has three lines, but the first line has five words, the second line has three words, and the third line has five words again. Either kind will do, and you can write a one-lune poem, or write a poem consisting of multiple stanzas of lunes. Happy writing!’

Meta


Write right
Or write wrong
But if you write
Not any song
Never will your pages sing
Their blankness ringing white
The silent echo never heard
Just shut up and write

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http://www.napowrimo.net/day-fifteen/

” And now for our prompt (optional, as always). Today, I challenge you to write a poem that addresses itself or some aspect of its self (i.e. “Dear Poem,” or “what are my quatrains up to?”; “Couplet, come with me . . .”) This might seem a little meta at first, or even kind of cheesy. But it can be a great way of interrogating (or at least, asking polite questions) of your own writing process and the motivations you have for writing, and the motivations you ascribe to your readers. “