Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Unseen

Okay, so I pulled a winner out of my hat...sort of.  This piece is titled "The Unseen".

The Unseen

If I scream in a crowded room
"Dead Angel" by Soccolich (2010)
Did I ever make a sound?
I float in and out of your consciousness,
Barely audible above the din and chaos
Gripping you by the throat.
I try to assist, but you don't see me
You can't hear me--I am invisible to you

Many waters cannot quench love
But I wish the rivers could drown it
So that I may fly on the wings of drunkenness
As you have for so many years
Maybe those rivers could drown me too
and emptiness could be peaceful solitude
Lying here--NUMB

I shout directly in your ear
But I am not present to you.
So silently I am knocked about
As you attempt to slay the demons among you.
Cut deep in my gut, my heart dead in my hands
I lie with these blackened souls
White wings, still--fluttering no more

10 comments:

  1. This is fantastic! Why did you stop writing poetry?

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  2. Thanks, Valerie! I didn't stop per se. I just don't show this side of me until April ;-)

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  3. I really love this one! One of your best!

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  4. Permanent fan

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    1. Thank you so much, Erin and Ilana! If you liked this, please check out Chap 1 of THE GRIM, my new novel, on the On Writing page of my site!

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    2. Thank you so much, Erin and Ilana! If you liked this, please check out Chap 1 of THE GRIM, my new novel, on the On Writing page of my site!

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