30-Day Poetry: 30

Day 30—Write a poem employing extended metaphor to illustrate the experience of the last thirty days.


The jar with molasses
never runs dry, but it does run slow.

Sweet and sticky,
it makes a mess of things

before I can ever get
any in my mouth. The sweet

isn’t for the faint
of heart—it’s made more than one

soul sick
with emotion.

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Viannah E. Duncan

Viannah E. Duncan is a writer and activist hailing originally from Los Angeles. She lives outside of Baltimore, Maryland, and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Wilkes University. She has a cat, Cleo.

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