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Static (National Poetry Writing Month 2022 #21)   Leave a comment

There is a static in my eyes 
That only I can see
This technicolor tv buzz
Is only here for me

Sometimes I do not notice it
Sometimes I'm well aware
But even when I'm fast asleep
The static stays right there.

It's been with me for all my life,
It's with me to the end.
And even when I'm all alone
It's always been a friend.

I always thought its presence
Was the normal point of view.
But now I have a question:
Do you see the static too?

– SR Romney 2022

Man Who Stayed At Home (National Poetry Writing Month 2018 #2)   Leave a comment

I often like to ponder the man who stayed at home.
I wonder if I ever pass his mind while I roam?
While I wonder of the peaceful nights he spends with family,
Is he wishing he could have adventures on the sea?
I picture time together with those I most love.
He pictures endless oceans, with blue skies above.
I feel so jealous him, of the life he gets to live.
To end the day with those I cherish, oh what I wouldn’t give!

– Shaman Romney 2018

(Today’s NaPoWriMo prompt was to play around with voice. This poem is a companion to “Man Across The Sea”, written from the other perspective.)