Monday Poetry by Melissa Fry Beasley. Today: Prolegomena

Monday Poetry by Melissa Fry Beasley. Today: Prolegomena

Monday Poetry by Melissa Fry Beasley. Today: Prolegomena

Monday Poetry by Melissa Fry Beasley. Today Prolegomena

Sorrow, lithograph by Vincent van Gogh, 1882

I once had a relationship that went something like this …….


We live together without even looking at one another.
In silent rooms
Where corners web with dust,
Questions hang fat like spiders.
Even rain is a curtain of busy needles.
You have forgotten the road you came by,
Valleys long and strewn with stones.
These days are less prone to pity.
Our indignation feels more righteous.
Defiance, failure, desire, and incapacity,
We always find another means of resurrection.
Something suitably germane,
Prolegomena to anything but talking straight.
Too easy to elide some disturbing moments
In our haunting disillusionment.
It is a cruel, contained, and frustrated absurdity,
An illocutionary act of lascivious regrets.
With escapist exploits like wanton winds.
How common it is we thrive on next to nothing.
Weighty silence of disbelief falls upon us, its hushed gatherers.
While my tongue stirs, reaching for words
Till this flickering love weakens and goes out.

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Melissa Fry Beasley is a Humanistic poet of Cherokee origin, who resides in Oklahoma . Through the written and spoken word, she examines the gap between the ideal and the reality involved in living in the world during this time. Her work is both personal and subjective, yet she does not turn aside from the political and social issues of her environment. She is a woman who seeks to express her individual perspective and needs while accepting the diversity involved in questions of gender, race and culture. Melissa believes that change is necessary and deploys her writing to reflect her personal experience in the wider social and political context. You can find her work in print and online in Indian Country Today Media Network, Native News Today, The Native American Encyclopedia, FirstPeople.Us, Working Effectively With Aboriginal People, Churn Magazine, Big River Poetry Review, Enhance Magazine, A&U Magazine, and many others. She has two chapbooks forthcoming. " When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator." Mahatma Gandhi " They won't break me because the desire for freedom, and the freedom of the people, is in my heart. The day will dawn when all the people of will have the desire for freedom to show. It is then that we will see the rising of the moon." Bobby Sands

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