Manicdaily is hosting Poetics tonight over at D'Verse. Tonights prompt is to write about duty, obligations etc.. Head there to see the great poetry linked up tonight, and while you're there, how about taking a stab at the prompt yourself. Cheers.
Distancing the gap created
by lost vestiges and saltine
goodbyes, I must say, are
words that I simply allowed
slip from tongue to page.
Transient digressions into
dark and tattered ventricles,
I feel as if I deny this
journey more often than
naught. For fear, perhaps
I allow the sinew to entangle
and to clot.
Saracens and poets, salesmen
and thieves. Liars and bigots,
parrots and queens. Lower-cased
opinions, divided amongst
grandiose ideas that will never
pass the eyeball test….yet
time fades quickly, and we stare
and stare, for ways…
Approaching the chambers of
wind and steel. Dancing with
zealots and laughing with fools.
Caricatures aren't we all, of not our-
selves than tell me whom?
Chagrined impressions done
with pen in hand. Sincerity
lost in terrain we've no business
upon. Or do we?
Isn't the air free to breathe?
Last time I checked it certainly
was….there I checked again,
and perhaps you were right,
there's something in the wind.
A line of prosperity is often not a line at all
An area of magnitude is often very small
Sailboats and augers both
set for the unknown
in spite of what may be
the stains we
Dutiful bones, unearthed, to dust...
They say to write for twenty minutes
they say not to lift the pen, er. fingers,
They say not to filter
they say not to punctuate
or to worry about spelling.
But if, I chose to do as they instruct me to,
there would be so many dissected sentences,
so many foreign words scattered about the
If I chose to obey their wisdom, surreal
architecture of a journey would not be all
that unwinds…for when I dream, which of
course, I'm a poet, so I do it all the time…
You'd find love, freely anointing most the page…
not that there's anything wrong with love
not saying that at all
but last thing
anyone wants to read
is advice from
So now I'll sing the songs I hear
as they scrawl about the air..
right now, it's Nine Inch Nails
slowly speaking of elaborate
dreams…in a song called right
where it belongs, which, now
as I reflect…is as perfect as a song can get...
darn it all to someplace hot, the
stopwatch chimes it's note, but done I'm not
Okay, I'll cheat, just don't tell anybody…you promise…
ok, I'll quietly finish
by saying, in regards to duty…
I do this for you but
mainly I do this all for me…