Hangman’s Use


(44 words- ‘Open’) Quadrille#16 for d’VerseView other entries here.

Is it dusk yet?
Opened eyes means
tears escape when dawn
lashes my body –
bones of a poor soul
without sobriety to trickle
his lips. Let the coward
in me be quenched,
then lead me to the gallows –
but I won’t open my eyes.


Author: Anita Lubesh

I write poetry/prose/stories/short stories/verses for children/sketch/and have 6 chapters of a novel sitting there like that half eaten trifle in the fridge or bottle of Jack Daniels because something makes you afraid to eat it or drink... right now.. I am a proud Geordie from England's northern hemisphere and the beautiful city of Newcastle upon Tyne. I live with my lovely husband who came all the way from sunny California just for me, and my favourite animal, Bobble, our dog. I am a member of Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth and wish we could all do more, especially today, when such a lot is wrong.

57 thoughts on “Hangman’s Use”

  1. Yes, I too read it as the leaden-eyed rut. the rigor of vocational torpor–but it is layered enough metaphorically, there could be several explications of interpretation.

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  2. Addiction noW of the
    heArt.. A noose wrapped
    loosely but not tight enough
    for change..
    the change
    of empty
    the place oF liGht
    juSt out of grasp
    an opaque
    of empty
    FiLLed Chalice oF WinE..
    with no tears of respite for Love..
    Been to this place where only Turkey
    Feed off
    of Hung..
    no longer tHeRE
    i sMiLe friEnd and
    hope oTheRs can come
    back from an addiction of numb..
    no.. i don’t drink.. nothing workS in heLL..
    wHeRE A thouSand years hang on i of Needle..:)


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