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Power Outage

May 25, 2012
By Karamel PLATINUM, Gwinn, Michigan
Karamel PLATINUM, Gwinn, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"Clever people will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness." -Anonymous

His power is out.

He sits in the darkness,
Lamborghinis flashing past under orange
wealth that’s not his own

as the lightning comes closer he clenches
his fists,
knuckles hard and pale.

His power is out
and he sits alone,
eyes large and shining, feral.

gulping air with difficulty
he never meant
never meant…
he never meant what they thought;
maybe he ought
to explain…

but they’d never listen because
his power is out

and if he can’t even keep his own power on
what’s to say he won’t take other’s
because he can? because he needs to see in this
pitch-thick dark that coats his clenched fists and
panics his even breath?
What’s to say?

The thunder speaks low, rumbling
in his chest until he sees lights
in the neighbors’ windows, flickering.

His power is out.

The author's comments:
This is one of my personal favorites out of all the poems I've written. Please feel free to rate and comment, and if you don't like this poem, please leave a quick comment letting me know what you might change about it so I can take your suggestion into account for future writing. Thank you!

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