June 24th, 2018

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Poem: "No One Has to Wait"

This poem is spillover from the May 1, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] janetmiles. It also fills the "second chance" square in my 5-1-18 General card for the Pro Wrestling Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by a pool with [personal profile] ng_moonmoth[personal profile] technoshaman, and others.  It belongs to the Polychrome Heroics series.

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Half-Price Sale in Polychrome Heroics

Today is the last day of the half-price sale in Polychrome Heroics.  There are a few items left, and the pool hosted by [personal profile] ng_moonmoth is still running.  All the shorter stuff has been scarfed up, though.  :D

This means I have a huge backlog of things to post.  I am doing my best to get the poems up, but it's going to take time.  I hope folks will be patient.  On the bright side, it means you'll have poetry pouring in for days, so keep an eye on this blog.
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Poem: "The One That Keeps Demanding"

This poem is spillover from the May 15. 2018 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] erulisse. It also fills the "scars" square in my 5-1-18 General card for the Pro Wrestling Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] janetmiles. It belongs to the Shiv thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

Warning: This poem contains intense topics that may bother some readers. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. Shiv has had a shitty life until recently, and among the things routinely used to bully him were social stories. Dr. G doesn't know this, because Shiv rarely tells him anything on purpose, so introducing social stories in therapy leads to a major blowup. This is exacerbated by Mr. Vanburen hovering over both of them at Warden Daley's direction. The poem includes closer-than-ideal supervision, low self-esteem, explosive temper, hostile and vulgar language, physical outburst, repeated arguments over the necessity of venting vs. self-control, chilling effect on therapy, past abuse, erasure, false affect, assault on identity, damage from abuse impairing Shiv's ability to benefit from therapy now, misunderstandings, variable emotional age, exhaustion, troubleshooting, confusion, past physical abuse and neglect, scars, apology issues, divergent feelings, malice and revenge, anti-social stories, homesickness, lip-nibbling and diversion, flashbacks, refusal to talk about feelings, ugly holiday memories, implied theft of inmate property by guards, fear of mistakes, identity issues, and other mayhem. If these are sensitive issues for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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