An Existential Exposé – A.G. Diedericks

Pardon my self-aggrandizement
in the existential exposé of my life
for what i have to offer you today
is naught
but melancholy which percolates
my spirit with a constant test of my stoic resolve

I thought that i had given up emotion
buried the empath in me
5 feet under
until poetry reared it’s ugly head
and exposed me

As a mage of words
filling my glass up
till i couldn’t see how empty it was
on the inside

I had grown too comfortable in this specious skin
that i added layers to draw
a truth that resonated with you
in ways it never will with me

And now i stand here
as a pseudo-intellectual
undressed in public by simplicity;
chained to my reality
for once i am bereft of pretty answers

 


 

A.G. Diedericks: “‘write what you know’ are the four most soporific
words I’ve ever heard. I am a divergent writer who couldn’t give 2
fucks about striving to be the best. To write only what you know, is
to play it safe. Art is imaginative rebellion. I am engaged with the
versatile risk takers, the ones who are not afraid to take their shoes
off & get dirty. I write & curate at Morality Park.”]

Author: Sudden Denouement

A Global Literary Collective

42 thoughts on “An Existential Exposé – A.G. Diedericks”

  1. Sometimes I think poetry is my salvation and other times it is my undoing…it reveals so much, without my necessarily wanting it to do so..what a conundrum!
    Beautifully written!!!

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  2. Love this piece A.G.! The line ‘melancholy which percolates my spirit with a constant test of my stoic resolve’ resonates deeply… very real for me right now. Powerful and emotional. Well done 🙂

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  3. As always, I am speechless at powerless at the strength that lies withing your words.
    “I thought that i had given up emotion
    buried the empath in me
    5 feet under
    until poetry reared it’s ugly head
    and exposed me”
    Poetry is a communal place of betrayal (of feelings). I tried with all my might to do as you did try.

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  4. A.G.– you know that I have loved every piece you have written but this really holds a special place in my heart. I know what a risk it was and I hope you feel validated by the response. It is an honor to see this side of you.

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  5. Aw man, I adore and envy in equal measure how every word you employ is important – bricks to build a home for a conqueror of the English language. Percolate is also one of my favourite words. Wonderful work ❤️

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