Fiction & Creative

In a Brown Study

By Osaiyekemwen Ogbemudia

Volume 1 Issue 4

January 20, 2021

In a Brown Study

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A thought is ignored, what happens?


Does it deteriorate before its brethren?

Disappear, ousted by the rest.


Or reside and feed,

Craving dominance throughout its host.


Does the razor-sharp pang flash past?

Or linger, bubbling like a burn.

The mind’s keloid rises scabbily smooth.


Maybe it fades, suddenly rising as a phoenix

And fortifying from the flames


Or does it just wither as a purposeless enigma?