Evolve, Devolve, Revolve Competition Entry
Damaged beings, desperately clinging to their structured shells
each turn of life, like a knife, plunging deeper into one’s soul.
The cutting away of the very last shred of hope, as the prescription dope takes hold.
Ideas run like wildfire waves, insane rates of speed crash into cognition
framed within a makeshift world, formulated to thwart our very escape.
Devolving minds, numbness evolves, life’s revolving door ushers in new false promises, downtrodden masses, beaten down classes, time to pick up your signs and get off your asses. Masses to The Man no longer, sit and ponder, futures that will never be, loss of hope,
no longer humanity, sirens echo in our ears, warning us to stay clear.
I keep my pace, so not to lose face, in my space—my place.
In this ever-changing world. Done with the powers which try to enslave me,
try to encapsulate me, into a mold of their making, there is no mistaking.
I no longer sit lost in thought, too much ignorance came with a cost—States missing
to the massively growing seas, seas which use to feed you and me, nourish no one now—even those lost at sea, still drown from the hunger pangs of empty freedom and individuality.
Bio: Valerie is a perceptive poet and creative non-fiction essayist living a happy life in Happy Valley, Pennsylvania. A native of central Pennsylvania, she received her BA in History from Mary Baldwin College, in Staunton, Virginia.