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“Kriye”1

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K for katastrophically krumbling life
R for recessions caused by a repetitions misfortune

for revolving resistance to rectitude of a recurring guilt
I invisible, inaudible, imminent visits of a frequenting gloom
Y for your faults

for your overlooked triumphs

And for your woes
E for elaborately novella of incessant sorrows
for the essence of lingering woe


Pou sa, ou genyen aptopriye kriye2
For that you’d have the right (aptitude) to cry





1. the Haitian Creole verb meaning “to cry”. The poem is to express valid reason to cry or be upset.
2. the aptitude (right) to cry





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