No Ending


September 29, 2021 by petrujviljoen


Copyright Petru J Viljoen

decades of journaling too much perhaps the stuff I want need to write is so humiliating I can’t. don’t.

the corrupting
of innocence, even
into now.

I changed the way I walk, speak, dress and nothing but strategic punishment from society for a woman at large. at large. Hell. Writing? So even into the now I scroll Twitter and Instagram the drivel is balm and it’s endless.

hours, days
wasted months

– oblivion

It’s been years.


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10 thoughts on “No Ending

  1. Ingrid says:

    I love the way you encapsulate the frustrations involved in the writing process. I’ve switched my Twitter and Instagram notifications off so I only check them once or twice a day!

  2. s.s. says:

    I love it! What your words say hits home

  3. memadtwo says:

    It’s a love/hate relationship. (K)

  4. True, but more creative pessimism than depressive realism, I hope. My decades of journaling summed: “Damn,” sometimes I swear / “…can’t even read my own writing!” / It’s like talking to no one there. Or: My pen is brass and copper, / but it adds no weight to my words.

  5. I really love this, the use of strike-through describes the painful process of writing

  6. Ain Starlingsson says:

    That haiku…it hits. I really like the style, so original, searing, with the 2 haiku. Really enjoyed reading.

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