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Poetry by Juliette Sebock

Breaking point


In a moment of anger at the world,

disbelief that the universe has more still

to throw our way, I slam my palms

into the counter top and feel it

push back, reverberations through my

fingertips which look so strange

splayed flat, rather than in the curve

we've grown accustomed to.


As I turn away, my feet do the same,

crash against the tile with a vibration,

a bang that echoes through my legs

and makes me wonder about each

step I take in anger, in misery

in judgement, in love

and I break




Juliette Sebock is the author of Mistakes Were Made and has work in publications including Royal Rose Mag and Cauldron Anthology. She is the editor-in-chief of Nightingale & Sparrow and runs a lifestyle blog, For the Sake of Good Taste. When she isn't writing (and sometimes when she is) she can be found with a cup of coffee and her cat, Fitz. She can be reached at her website and across social media at @juliettesebock. She is a regular contributor of Marías at Sampaguitas.

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