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"One Dot Below The I" - Five short poems
« on: March 07, 2017, 12:26:30 pm »
Here are five short poems, in ... what I call free-form. 
I hope to evoke a different emotion in the reader with each poem. 
unease / curiousity / hurry and so on...




THE WAY YOU COME IN CRASHING THROUGH THE ROOF

IN YOUR BURNING NIGHTGOWN SCREAMING WITH YOUR MOUTH ALL SMEARED

AND BLOOD POURING FROM YOUR EARS AND INTO OUR QUIET LIVING SPACE YOU

BRIEFLY REMIND US OF THE IMPENDING DISASTER THEY TALK ABOUT ON TV




AND THIS IS WHERE "HERE" AND "YOU SEE" AND "THROUGH" AND "THE TEXT"

AND "AND" AND "OUT" OR IS IT "IN" THAT DISAPPEARS HERE?

"SOMETHING" IS MISSING, I'M SURE OF IT.




THE BACKWARDS SPIRAL THROUGH EVERY DEGREE YEAR AND MARK

IS NOT ENOUGH ALL WORDS WHITE AND LEAVING SMOKING SKIDMARKS

ARE NOT ENOUGH AND "I SHIFT FROM THIRD INTO

FOURTH THEN FIFTH GEAR AND TAKE OFF" ISN'T EVEN ENOUGH

AND I PULL OVER AND FLASH THE HEADLIGHTS AND OVERTAKE THEM

"NOTHING IS ENOUGH"





SYLVIA SYLVIA SYLVIA SYLVIA

SHE SQUATS IN THE SHOWER HOWLING

SHE CROSSES HER ARMS AND BENDS OVER SLOWLY

SHE CLIMBS IN BETWEEN HER LEGS O DIFFICULT

SHE SLIDES IN ALL WET AND SLIPPERY AND

DISAPPEARS WILLLLLYA LOOKAT THAT





I REPEAT: THE READER WITH X-RAY VISION JUMPS OUT LIKE A MEASURING

TAPE TWISTING HIMSELF BLINKING LOOP-DE LOOP THROUGH METAPHORS

BUT IT ALWAYS RESULTS IN A JOURNEY/A PILGRIMAGE/A SAFARI

HE TRICKED US INTO THROUGH LAYERS UPON LAYERS OF TANGLE

SONA SI VOS AMAS PELLIGELLIBUS
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