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The Jury Doesn't See It That Way

written by: devereaux frazier



the clouds
shield the stars
the completion
I search for
I do breathe in the day
but I don't live
until nightfall
see the constellations
in perfect harmony
and a tiny drop
of gratitude
fall from me
onto these pages
I give my dying breaths
hoping you will see
the victory of the battle
that killed
hoping that despite
not knowing
what I've been doing
you will know
what I've done
there's so much more
I wish to say
but the jury doesn't see it
that way
love her
my last

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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