Wednesday, April 7, 2010

#6 You're Mistaken For Someone Who Cares

NaPoWriMo, or National Poetry Writing Month, is an annual project in which participating poets attempt to write a poem a day for the month of April. This is my attempt at 30 poems in 30 days.

Can we try something for just a moment?
Let us be different
we'll swim upstream find out what it's like
What it's like to have your whole world against you
Like hands holding back a flailing assailant
Jealous of the direction, desperate for failure

Try this:
Fold up your compassion, put it in your shirt pocket
keep it close to your chest,
but keep it hidden, keep it secret
Think of only yourself. Be selfish.
Sacrifice nothing, give nothing.
Love no one.

Do it intentionally and realize the effects
spread like disease
or radioactive waste.
Will anyone be able to tell the difference?

- Daryl Goh

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