April 23, 2013

NaPoWriMo 2013 # 23...


art by Colin Johnson  ©

rooted to fantasy


tell me something
that makes me understand
so I can lie down
and sleep for awhile
without having any worry
about the world being
a different place entirely
when I wake

and
if by chance
I do not wake
or I do so
to a world
so foreign
no ventral stream
of color and shape
recognition can save me
or the world I want, please
bury me somewhere

bury me
so that fire
and rain
can play words
with my
decomposition
each poem
a half-life
a molecular
bond broken
a wish once, perhaps
a little dream
of you


EJR ©

11 comments:

  1. very touchingly and winningly sincerely....like this poem's seeming simplicity...

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  2. a little dream of you....cool close to a poem with thoughts of death...reminds me a bit of the rhyme we say to our kids at night...that close though really makes this for me...smiles.

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    1. as much as your sneaking into a friend's house to set up the china, did smile for me...many blessings, bright and bountiful...thank you...

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  3. The discomfort of the poet with the world around is well portrayed. I worried for you. But the ending was lovely, showed hope.

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    1. Astute observation...thank you for stopping by... :)

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  4. This resonates very well with experiences I've had. Your images keep coming and grow in emotional intensity, placing me the reader in a greater state of awareness.

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  5. I can feel the coolness of the unknown as it circulates in your mind as you drift to sleep..what will be at the waking state of a new day???

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  6. Fear, especially of the unknown, provides powerful imagery clashing with reality in this piece. It's something I think many of us relate well to, especially with so much uncertainty in the air these days.

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  7. bury me
    so that fire
    and rain
    can play words
    with my
    decomposition

    Wow... I really resonate with this!

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  8. Yes, yes to that first stanza.
    Such an interesting poem.

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