Agony’s Dry Spell

the Word wears
nose and mouth
meaning mask

less it spread
or breathe in
woe’s poison

once there was
full of tears

all dried out
sand aura
current sense

dates from the
great drought age
when one stopped

drinking and
puttin’ on
the old style

no agony
nor reproaches.


  1. Dan Hen says:

    Oh , Jesus ! I thought for a minute you meant Sister Agony .

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Joe Linker says:

      Puttin on the style, puttin on the agony, old folk song. About masks.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Thing is …

    beyond brittle woe
    our mouths are full of meaning
    which makes us quite mad

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Joe Linker says:

      thx for reading and comment, ashen.
      hope all’s well across the pond.
      yes, quite mad who blogs and writes
      poetry! though not angry, the words
      seep out at night, in the dark and
      quiet, in the sober reality of celestial

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