The Calling – A Poem by Brandon White

Hello Friends,

A new free verse #poem to kick-off the week.


 The Calling:

This morning, there was nothing new
about the world
The same routines carried out,
the same blue sky,
and I felt nothing for it

Perhaps I should switch
back to coffee,
maybe switch up what I eat?
I'm calling for an end
to this numbing
repetition

I'm calling for the poems
to find their teeth,
I’m calling for the death
of my need for validation
I’m calling for the end
of every forced smile

I'm calling for good whiskey
and better company
I'm calling for the wild beating
of my heart
I'm calling for some goddamn
feeling,

and a respite from my
eternal dissatisfaction



-Brandon White
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4 Comments

  1. I’m right there with you, this morning, Brandon…maybe it’s a combination of also feeling like crap right now 🤒…either way…your piece is felt 🖤

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