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The Inconsistencies of Life

written by: Ann Christine Tabaka



Inconsistency rests
on weary shoulders
abducted by fame’s
glittery prize.

Not knowing a word of worth
when held out before its eyes.

A pentad of pendulums
swing just out of reach,
a sweeping arch
from right to wrong.

From virtue to ruination,
never stopping long enough
to perceive equilibrium.

Indecisive lives
grasp at lustful desires,
never satisfied
with what is at hand.

The constant of being inconstant,
fickle, faithless, and false,
a tiring act of seeking
what cannot be found.

Ann Christine Tabaka

Ann Christine Tabaka

SEPTEMBER 2018 AUTHOR OF THE MONTH at Spillwords.com
Ann Christine Tabaka was nominated for the 2017 Pushcart Prize in Poetry. She is the winner of Spillwords Press 2020 Publication of the Year (Poetic), has been internationally published, and won poetry awards from numerous publications. She is the author of 10 poetry books. She has recently been published in several micro-fiction anthologies and short story publications. Christine lives in Delaware, USA. She loves gardening and cooking. Chris lives with her husband and four cats. Her most recent credits are: The American Writers Review; The Phoenix; Burningword Literary Journal; Muddy River Poetry Review; The Write Connection; Ethos Literary Journal, North of Oxford, Pomona Valley Review, Page & Spine, West Texas Literary Review, The Hungry Chimera, Sheila-Na-Gig, Foliate Oak Review, The Stray Branch, The McKinley Review, Fourth & Sycamore (a complete list of publications is available upon request).
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