Today at Onestop Poetry’s Form Monday, Joy Ann Jones is treating us to a bit of free verse poetry. Her article is fantastic, and her work is amazing! While my own offering will not hold a candle to many of the sincere talents that can be found at Onestop, I present to you…
The Problem with Observation
When I assumed this role
I thought perhaps there would be room for me.
Sticking to these contractual obligations
Is proving more difficult than I had anticipated,
and perhaps I should have paid closer attention
to the fine print;
I was not informed my position came with a gag order.
I was not told that though I would be using my voice,
my opinion could not be included.
I didn’t know that action would be sacrificed as proof
and that I would have to be willing to stop living my own life…
to make a story out of yours.