Quiet Time

Quiet is woman’s most misleading reprieve

A method of marinating our collective madness

A conservatory of fury and frenetic energy

Which is why our silence

Is so highly weaponized

A righteous design

Honed patiently for centuries

By nature’s most dangerous darlings

The Royal ‘She’

History’s ample antagonists

So sublime is that quiet

That fools are born and ended in it

Every other minute

Morons mistaking undue sovereignty

For the absence of scorn

Quiet is the gracious extinguish of fires

Set by devils, thieves and liars

Quiet is the pious smile

Of a martyr with murder on her mind

Quiet is a serrated blade

Mercury menstruating in retrograde

Quiet is a sibylline storm

Biding it’s frenzied time

Quiet is a trap door

On the top floor

Quiet is the bowing head of a bull

Just before goring the matador

When high roads are traveled quietly

By enemies of the female kind

Sir, be very weary

For loons who revel

In the land of Too Good to Be True

A terrible doom is surely looming


Shhhh… it’s quiet time

a. duncan, 2019

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9 thoughts on “Quiet Time

  1. I LOVE this fiery “fuck anyone who fucks with me” depiction of the ‘womanly’ quiet (excuse language, but it’s fitting is it not?) It’s regal, and it’s fierce. It’s feminine but it’s strong. It’s full of primal fire and I love it! Xoxo

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    1. Ps. No worries at all about the language. There’s no censorship here! I use colorful language on a daily basis. And if we’re being really honest? It was hard for me not to use the words “fuck you” throughout this whole piece hahaha


  2. Beautifully written, April! I’ve very impressed with how professionally laid out your blog looks. Very clear to navigate & eye-catching. Looking forward to reading more of your poetry! 🙂

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    1. Oh, Tom. Wow, I humbly thank you. I’ve had this blog for a few years now and I can honestly say you’re the first person to comment on the layout/presentation. I have put a lot of careful consideration into every aspect – so it would be a cohesive and rich experience for my readers. I wanted it to feel sensual, mysterious and thought provoking – but not too dark, too pretentious or cluttered/overwhelming. Needless to say. I am wildly complimented by your feedback! ♥️🙏🏼🖤

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