Welcome to Post-weekend Poetry and the one hundred and thirty-fifth poem in this series. This week’s piece is by JJ Williams.
I need to be alone
Alone, there I like to be
Alone, in peace
from you all
all you minions of corruption
all you tyrants of peace
I need to be clean
from she who cried for me
from her unceasing calls
her unending disturb
her morally dangerous weapon
I need to be Alone
from all you fake tutors,
pilots of education
who claim to be cornerstones
for childs’ upbringings
and yet in black and hideous places
reaping them of their little means of survival
from all you
who try to disturb in times of meditation
wasting the time I have left to use
making me forgo
my only means of peace and solitude
I need to be alone,
leave me alone
I asked JJ what prompted this piece and he said…
I felt sad.
It certainly comes across. Very atmospheric. Thank you, JJ.
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