A Favorite Poem (Issue #19):

Great piece 😉

The Finicky Cynic

Hello, bloggers!

Welcome to this month’s “A Favorite Poem” issue, in which I share my currently-obsessed poem with you. Today’s will be slightly different, for it is a video recording of spoken-word poet Fatimah Asghar’s “Monophobia: The Fear of Being Alone.”

Really, this spoken-word poem, along with the poet herself, is brilliant. Chilling, but absolutely brilliant nonetheless. Aghar effortlessly assumes the mindset of a madman- crazy, but also worth sympathy. Lines like “Those boys / don’t say I don’t love them / I keep them close to me / chop them down to pieces myself /…don’t say I don’t love them those boys” are at once unsettling and tender, as we explore the psychology behind the farmer who raped and murdered those boys in his barn.

Granted, the poem was disturbing to say the least, but it was one of those works that just completely captivates you, to the point…

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