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a lit canon.

by Rachel Bennett

i swear,

i'll bare my soul
this once
i'll bare my soul if you promise
to dodge the shrapnel this once
if you promise
to dodge the shrapnel

we'll share the same silences
this once.


Posted on 11/26/2009
Copyright © 2021 Rachel Bennett

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Joe Cramer on 11/26/09 at 01:56 PM

... succinctly poignant!

Posted by Glenn Currier on 11/30/09 at 04:51 PM

I like the idea that sometimes baring my soul can mean that the person I am with has to put up with the plethora of fallout from the dark and heavy junk I explode from psyche. And the silence... it can either be a tool of power or a tool of shared serenity and confidence in a relationship. Well done, Rachel.

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 12/03/14 at 01:09 PM

souls are rarely bared these days, but when they are watch out! for we who will be made privy to such bearing will be in for quite the shock or surprise, particularly if we assumed to know that soul before the expose. that being said, this ode is quite the soul stirrer.

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