“Take a line from someone else and change one word in the line: “Beyond all this, the wish to be alone” might become, “Beyond all this, the wish to be perfect.” See where you can go from there.”
– Kim Addonizio “Ordinary Genius”
Original line: “The house was quiet and the world was calm.”
The house was wild and the world was calm.
A white picket fence holding the eruption
Neatly trimmed lawn hiding juice spills and tantrums.
An empty swing, the only reminder of the storm.
Original Line: “If there exists a hell – the case is clear -“
If there exists a hell – the case is lost –
I’m destined for eternity
To relish in darkness – no fear of the light-
Is the payment for my life
Celebrations every night – I will not regret-
There is no second glance
If there exists a hell