Poetry

Observation Only

Stuck in my shadow

watching my body move

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Autopilot

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I watch on

helpless

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mouth moving,

making words;

grin glower

titter growl

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I’m no houdini

I live here now

until the chemicals

seep through this robot

into my shadow.

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Poetry

Airmail

Hoard your feelings

in this mouldy cardboard box.

Wrap them shut

with a cow’s intestines;

add its leather as a label

and send to Madagascar

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where the lemurs can chew,

claw at the memories

and scents and tastes, devouring

your emotions until the pain

fades

away.

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Poetry

Does Insanity Cause Creativity

Or does creativity cause insanity?
Our wandering

mind 

lusts for gems,

jewels, poetic gold-dust.

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We crawl through the tunnels,

the warrens, the burrows;

smothered and swallowed

by horrors a-plenty.

Drowing in visions

of murder and rape,

Swimming against currents

frothing with blood;

engulfed in a hurricane

of tears from all victims.

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Cannot contain, cannot ignore.

Our knees buckle, we crumble

until we dare hold our pen.

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