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// Monday, May 13, 2013

To Be

I am becoming—

I am between question and answers,
    Between actions and words,
        Between beginnings and ends.

I am becoming my worst enemy,
    Or so the mirror claims.

So I'll drape the mirror with a black veil,
    And trap the ghosts and demons beneath,
    Then let it fall to the floor
        To become the pieces of nevermore.

© Copyright 2013 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All rights reserved.

This text composition is a work of fiction. Names, places, institutions, events, incidents, characters, persons, locations, and/or organizations either are products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Full Creative Writing Disclaimer.

// Saturday, May 04, 2013

A Lot in Life

      On a hot summer day, atop a fresh pile of steaming dung, a swarm of flies were having lunch, when one fly suddenly stopped, turned to its neighbor, and said, "Are you happy?"

      "Yes," replied the neighbor, without a moment of hesitation and without a hint of sarcasm.

      "Why," asked the first fly.

      "Because life is too short," replied the neighbor.

      The first fly pondered this for a bit, then upon reaching a conclusion, returned to its meal.

      The End

© Copyright 2013 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All rights reserved.