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Some Writers, Some Lovers...and Me

written by: devereaux frazier

@marylandpoet

 

Some writers don’t get published

some writers don’t get noticed

some writers don’t get paid

some writers…

some writers don’t become famous

some writers don’t become legends

some writers don’t become immortal

some writers…

some lovers don’t ever find love

some lovers don’t ever find a hand

some lovers don’t ever die together

some lovers…

some lovers don’t ever stop wishing

some lovers don’t ever stop cheating

some lovers don’t ever stop lying

some lovers….

I’m stuck in the middle, lovely

I’m trapped

and it hurts

the rejections don’t matter

they just pile on my desks

the unanswered messages don’t matter

they just pile in my mind

I’m trapped

and it burns

the parent leaving doesn’t matter

the messages just fill up empty folders

the adolescence lost doesn’t matter

I’m just reminded everywhere I go

some people don’t ever cry

but the tears well up on the inside

some people never bleed

but the blood never clots for all time

some people never die

they just fade slowly away

devereaux frazier

devereaux frazier

Curator of his own poetry blog - marylandpoetblog on wordpress, Devereaux is also a regular contributor to Blood Into Ink, sharing his stories about survival and overcoming adversity. He’s also a Guest Barista for Go Dog Go Cafe, a collective of writers in the online community.
His work is regularly featured on SpillWords.com, where he was nominated for the May Publication of the Month in 2017. You can also find him on Literary Arts Review and Teen Ink, the latter of which published him in their monthly magazine in 2016.
When he’s not working as an Active Seller at IKEA Baltimore, Devereaux can be found reading or interacting with readers on his various platforms, mainly WordPress and Instagram. Reaching new readers and connecting with poets and writers across the web is one of the reasons why he writes. There’s no use in writing if it can’t be shared to uplift and inspire.
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