I’m anonymous — I like it that way
I know who you are — I like you my prey
I take what I want — destroying the rest
I learned a long time ago — it’s easiest
creating my code — that makes me smart
opening doors — now that’s my art
I think I’m smarter — you homo sapiens
but in truth — just angrier than Chechens
I live in a free world — do whatever I like
oppressed am I — I watch for every slight
tired of being poor — don’t patronize me
I’ll give you my finger — I’m not your “buddy”
I am trust in an empty horse — I am betrayal
I am confusion — fear’s portrayal
I’m a a logic puzzle — twice all zeroes
at once all ones — all-in-black heroes
I don’t have the patience — give me some time
I’ll steal your life — take every last dime
cause what’s yours is mine — all mine
open this email — trust me, it’s fine.
Submitted as part of “National/Global Poetry Writing Month” (#NaPoWriMo #GloPoWriMo).
Today’s prompt: Today, I’d like to challenge you to write your own dramatic monologue. It doesn’t have to be quite as serious as Browning or Shakespeare, of course, but try to create a sort of specific voice or character that can act as the “speaker” of your poem, and that could be acted by someone reciting the poem.
30 Poems in 30 Days
All text and photography © Dale Schierbeck