207/365: A Grim Perversion

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I choose to imagine my sharks without teeth,
mush-mouthed and grim,
gums soft from the still-fresh extraction
and a heart exhausted from the anguish.
I imagine it soft now,
hoping for a little something,
and I could be a pervert who carries a whip
and a two-pronged dildo.
I should demand a little something,
tell it you're a good boy.

All my sharks turn bestial,
even the decrepit, now parasitic, sad ones,
the ones of which I've grown bored,
the ones I'd eat if I didn't think they needed mothers more.

I suppose it's how I turn them home,
these versions I play-act into dreary, slow no-ones,
how I set myself free of them.
You can go now, poor thing.
We've finished every last bit.


I am writing one poem every day in 2016, and I am using the hashtag #365poems to document my progress.

Grace in Small Things No. 990: New Glasses, a Summer Cold, The Tragically Hip, Travel, and Aidan

  1. I promise to stop buying black-framed glasses until I actually need a new pair of them, but these rectangular babies from Zenni Optical were too good to pass up.
  2. I am flat out with a summer cold, but I'm glad I have it bad today so that I will be up and ready to travel by Wednesday.
  3. I get to see The Tragically Hip in Edmonton this week. Follow this with 37 exclamation points, and we might approach my level of excitement.
  4. Travel will tear me away from watching too much about American politics for a few days. This can only do me good.
  5. Aidan has been so kind to me while I've been resting through this cold. He's cooked for me, tucked me in, and checked in with me to see how much more he can do. I almost feel guilty.

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Elan Morgan

Elan Morgan is a writer and web designer who blogs from elanmorgan.com and works from elan.works, spreads gratitude through the graceinsmallthings.com social network, and speaks all over. They have been seen in the Globe & Mail, Best Health and Woman's Day magazines, TEDxRegina, and on CBC News and Radio. They believe in and work to grow both personal and professional quality, genuine community, and meaningful content online.

206/365: Fighting for Light

Aidan Morgan

It's too late for this —
I fight to let the light in —
but the dark wants us.


I am writing one poem every day in 2016, and I am using the hashtag #365poems to document my progress.

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Elan Morgan

Elan Morgan is a writer and web designer who blogs from elanmorgan.com and works from elan.works, spreads gratitude through the graceinsmallthings.com social network, and speaks all over. They have been seen in the Globe & Mail, Best Health and Woman's Day magazines, TEDxRegina, and on CBC News and Radio. They believe in and work to grow both personal and professional quality, genuine community, and meaningful content online.