17 Jun



You can try

every cure, every potion, every remedy,

you can erase it with drugs, with sex, with religion

you can cauterise it, crush it, cut it, crucify it,

you can freeze it, forgive it, forget it, fuck it,

you can deny it, defy it, deride it, destroy it,

you can burn it, break it, belittle it, betray it, bury it,

you can hate it, harm it, hurt it, harangue it,

you can trick it, tear it, trap it, trash it,

you can eject it, evade it, evict it, eat it,

you can poison it, persecute it, prick it, prune it,

you can shame it, shatter it, smash it, suck it

you can ruin it, regret it, reduce it, rape it,

you can inject it, intimidate it, isolate it,

you can leave it, lash it, lose it.

You can try

every spell, every enchantment, every charm

you can call in an exorcist,

you can send up prayers

you can summon the devil

you can invoke an ancient curse

you can wear it away, wish it away, wash it away, want it away

you can pretend it never was, never is, never will be

you can try anything and everything

but you will never


be free

of the seed

I planted

in your soul.



© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Art by Kelly Reemtsen


Posted by on June 17, 2016 in Poetry, Still Life


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10 responses to “Seed

  1. Leslie Meeks

    June 17, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    I think I was holding my breath the whole time you were reciting. Then I let out a deep breath. Nicely done.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. justagirllost2

    June 17, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    Seed… I’m at this very moment watching an episode of TWD called ‘Seed’
    I wonder if that is a sign. foreboding, serendipity or just my silly mindless meanderings…

    no matter, this was an amazing piece and recitation 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. sirensong1208

    June 18, 2016 at 8:09 am


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  4. fell. Xx.

    June 19, 2016 at 4:52 am

    Powerfully written & read. Brilliant.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. ADayDreamWriter

    August 8, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Wow. This is incredible. The way you recite it was captivating. Nicely done once again.

    Liked by 1 person


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