The Subtle Art

My beloved mother and favorite aunt,
My muses.
Inspiring love and
Not giving a fuck!

Give your fucks away sparingly,
Never again to be wasted!
As if we have an unending supply..

Not only is my stock low,
But I am running out of places to put them.
They take up such space.
Dense.
Heavy.

The ones I have already given,
I hereby disavow.

I drop them in the
Waves,
That they may mingle with the
Tide.
Free at last.
“Water can flow or it can crash.”

The ones I have yet to give,
So few left now…
Use cautiously.

And after use, wash thoroughly.
Be water, my friend.


Matilda Beaumont

Exploring humanity through poetry and short scenes

2 Comments

fullcircle · March 28, 2018 at 1:06 pm

Love this! Your word choice is used in a way that makes your post so powerful and relatable at the same time. I give a fuck! 😉

Matilda Beaumont · April 1, 2018 at 9:48 pm

thank you for the thoughtful reply!

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