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Cobwebs and Corrugated Dreams

20:28 Feb 25 2008
Times Read: 973





At least you were a spectacular asshole,

I tell myself and the heart on my sleeve

As it begins to ache and drive away my sleep again.

I wish you'd never tied it there with the lengths of lies

You wound expertly round my right arm

Like a well disguised tourniquet that kills

What it bandages - your careful, cancerous first aid.


And I mourn.


I startle awake and fumble for the water bottle

I keep on my bedside stand for parched nights

And strangled screams that need to drink.

Are you the old man in the hospital gown,

Barely snapped against my eyes, shuffling

Into the frame of my vision scoped down an amber hall?

A rolling IV cart waits to deliver its dark poison.


And I watch.


Today, I rummaged back through my dented memory,

Digging down into the strata of a well-intended life,

Past scents of citronella and campfire smoke

To where I know I stored your earnest vows.

A backless chair and rusty paint cans

Smudged with pastel shades of happier days

Cauterize my phantom wound, while on my dusty knees


I scream and scream.

COMMENTS

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Angelus
Angelus
14:42 Feb 28 2008

..and that is how to write.

I do so like that piece 'teach'





VAMPIREBLONDE
VAMPIREBLONDE
15:06 Mar 24 2008

That was emotional. Sounded like my own life at times. Very moving writing.





 

Indulgence

15:10 Feb 21 2008
Times Read: 1,025




And the morning wears her wings

While I hitch and haw my way through things

Still wearing last Thursday like a wet towel

Or a tightly trussed monastic cowl,

Cloistering me here with my weathered vows

While the wind beguiles with her wanton wiles,

And I spill coffee on my day, and file my files,

One high heel knifed through the windy boughs.

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Angelus
Angelus
00:25 Feb 22 2008

..what wonderul pictures emerge from your 'pen'





Rictus
Rictus
09:47 Feb 22 2008

This has lots of motion in it, fun to read and is almost musical. Thanks for it.





 

Dispassion

20:17 Feb 04 2008
Times Read: 1,870


Shall I speak them, then? Words that shine

Like the light filtering through your backyard wood,

Golden and suffused with the magic of all that is mine.

Shall I speak them over the grief you misunderstood?

But all is well with us, my friend.


When you have turned at last to go

When the sun nests low in the far branches there,

Blanketing your broad shoulders with a refined glow,

Shall I speak them then? Soft on my lips, a recited prayer.

And all is well with us, my love.


Shall I speak them when the world is night,

Sliding the lock in place as I close the door?

Speak them to myself and the walls that close in tight

Around who I am, unspoken words standing on a broken floor.

Still all is well with us, my soul.




*apologies to those who left lovely comments here, but I saw an edit I needed to make.


COMMENTS

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Irony
Irony
23:30 Feb 04 2008

Well, since your last comments were stolen, have another. Your writing is amazing:) *kisses*





Angelus
Angelus
00:21 Feb 05 2008

..shall you speak so eloquently?

..perhaps.

..and if you do, will others choose

..to listen?

..

..Or, close their ears, to the poetry

..of prose?





captainglobehead
captainglobehead
00:35 Feb 05 2008

I have so often misunderstood your work; is it me you address? Are they my shoulders you see, invited to leave? You shall be counted as my friend for so long as I breathe. And for so long as we are friends, fear not, I shall love you forever.





Pwyll
Pwyll
12:24 Feb 05 2008

You are a wonder to behold.





STABB666
STABB666
18:21 Feb 12 2008

Do I have to use a flag here?









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