Surviving the swamp

 My Father left me

no shortage of  mandates

with one of the loudest being…

“Son, make them eat their words – and if they choke on them, that’s on them…”


At those times in my life

when I’ve been relegated

to the putrid swamps of stereotypes –

I’ve always stayed true

to a persistent habit of manifesting

myself as a cruel contradiction.


Copyright © 2019 ShunPwrites. All Rights Reserved


1 Comment

  1. Shirley Ruth Carter Cherry says:

    As my great aunt would say, “You come from good stock, live like it!”

    Liked by 2 people

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