Coping couplets


I will write a poem without pain

Despite crying disdain for inflicting it’s stain


Or feeling its sting while afflicted by shame

Day by day seeping into a daze


My suffering is minimal in many ways

If one is worse I should be able 


To lift myself from this haze

I will write a poem without pain


Dancing lazily in the game

For I am not living this life in vain

Mattie Grace Levy

I'm a black woman, a classically trained oboist, a self-taught composer, and an introspective poet trying to comprehend my thoughts.

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