dVerse’s Being Human

Image is a bit of Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights

Being Human

This being human is
a glance over your shoulder
to see if the past
is catching up with you.

Other days, it’s a drudgery
that lingers on your hands
as a stain or an odour.

It’s a search for words
in the pit of your stomach
that feel odd in your mouth
when spoken.

Sometimes, it’s when rain
smells like mould instead
of clean, or fabric softener.

Being human is trying
to overlook all that.

written for dVerse “Art of Being Human” and shared with @Experimentsinfc #APoemADay on Twitter   © Misky 2021

11 responses to “dVerse’s Being Human”

  1. That constantly glancing over the shoulder is familiar, Marilyn, as is everything in your down-to-earth, honest poem. The smell of rain is spot on – pardon the pun!


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