Poetry by Farah Lawal Harris


childhood is so scarring
and adulthood is so boring.
i like living on the in-between,
gliding between the fun times
and the dull times,
the playful
and the serious.
but mediocre can only be satisfying for so long
before it’s time to move on
to something new.
maybe i can keep aspects of both,
make a recipe for the present,
mixing in the ingredients and flavors
of the seasons of my life until this point
into a pot with the future,
swirl, stir, stew, and sauté them
until they combine
into a fabulous concoction
of now.


2 responses

  1. riverflows

    Sweet! I like the imagery (or is it flavor?) 🙂 An interesting dance …

    July 18, 2008 at 6:27 pm

  2. I loved how you started this off with the slant rhyme (scarring/boring) and the subtle play on words. Nice movement of ideas to a conclusion; really hard to do in such a short number of lines. Did you study in school?

    Good stuff, but yadda yadda I’m babbling



    July 21, 2008 at 4:52 pm

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