Sunday, July 31, 2011

A Poetic Exorcism

In order to play lyricist
Like a game of chess
You need a strategy that
Bleeds memories and
Purges the ethereal soul
Of its demons, fears, and
Hesitations as they hamper
Even the best of exorcists

And make sure to exorcise
Through poetic exercise that
Rings out the soul in melodious
Cacophony and chimes a triangle
Of hope, understanding, and
Raw reflection; a dance with lascivious
Passion and a sprint
with modest
To lift the
Weights off your back
And build the muscle
Of your soul

For even an exorcism most mellifluous
Requires an introspection, most meticulous

--Adina Rosenthal's poetry has recently appeared at The Camel Saloon, vox poetica, Yes, Poetry, and Heavy Hands Ink. Her short story "Succubus-in-Law", will appear in Gus Ginsburg's forthcoming anthology Bride of the Golem. Her thoughts can be found at

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