#Micropoetry Monday: The Writer’s Life

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She took inspiration from their expiration,
internalizing their words &
externalizing the actions those words provoked.

When she wrote for the newspaper,
she periodically became a better writer,
increasing her creative circulation.
Though she wasn’t an MD or PhD,
her ID was somewhere between MLA & APA.

He was a famous plagiarist,
stealing the words of his betters,
until he wrote the story of his ill-gotten fame,
& his victims became his lessers.

#Micropoetry Monday: Lawlessness & Disorder

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The contents turned to ash,
time blowing away the dust of the past,
degrading the DNA,
so that justice delayed became justice denied.

Jill Ellen Roth had suffered for the sins of their envy,
for being beautiful,
their sloth, for being an overachiever,
their greed, for being wealthy.
To them, they were not because she was.

Her conception of justice birthed a career in law,
but when there was a miscarriage of it
due to a poor delivery,
she wrote a book
& overturned a verdict.

She obeyed the letter of the law,
he, the spirit of the law;
they each broke the other,
canceling each other out.

He was a famous plagiarist,
stealing the words of his betters,
until he wrote the story of his ill-gotten fame,
& his victims became his lessers.

My own words

When I was little girl, growing up on Nick-at-Nite (when it was good), Alfred Hitchcock’s anthology show was one of my favorites.  There was a certain episode “Thanatos Palace Hotel” (about a man who wants to die, so he goes to a retreat to do just that) that impressed me so much (at least it must have), for many years later, I wrote a story with a similar premise.  Though there are several differences, I was uncertain about publishing this story as anything more than a fan fiction type piece.

This will be the longest piece of work I will ever publish on my blog–I prefer all my posts and/or pages to be no more than a blog post long (as my attention span for reading something on a screen is very short).  I have revised this piece many times over several years, and would hate not to share it.  Perhaps someday, this blog will serve as my portfolio, and a publisher/editor/agent will come across this, and think they might like to see what else I have done.

Cheers!

Sarah

https://sarahleastories.wordpress.com/a-time-to-dance-a-novelette/

Photograph used with permission from Tammy and Johnny Salaza, admins. of the Facebook page: Pensacola LIFE–The Page

Photograph used with permission from Tammy and Johnny Salaza, admins. of the Facebook page: Pensacola LIFE–The Page