The Night King Ego died...
The time, the place, the setting:
T'is some hour for sleep, prescribed,
For me, the reality of sleep, proscribed.
The strains of Bach's
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major
Richard II's words
Give pause, precision refinement of my cause courant.
“No matter where; of comfort no man speak:
Let's talk of graves, of worms, and epitaphs;
Make dust our paper and with rainy eyes
Write sorrow on the ***** of the earth”
Two am in New York, sleep,
Literally, a passing acquaintance,
Doesn't make it to
The side of the bed occupied by
100% of me.
Seems he went
From chimney to chimney
This past Sunday morn.
Not having a chimney,
He flue right over me.
Ego and moi,
We, had a long talkie.
A bit of a wrestle, a staring contest
In a mirror, we watched ourselves,
In the pitch black
where clarity is perfect,
For nothing else exists,
But ego and me,
To distract us.
“I'll read enough
When I do see the very book indeed
Where all my sins are writ, and that's myself.
Give me that glass and therein will I read.
No deeper wrinkles yet? Hath sorrow struck
So many blows upon this face of mine
And made no deeper wounds?
O flattering glass,
Like to my followers in prosperity
Thou dost beguile me!”
Called my lawyer just now,
ordered her to commence
the divorce papers, serve them ASAP,
I need to rid myself of
My oldest nemesis, my oldest friend,
Mine vanity, my ego.
Let me explain
myself to myself.
You may tag along for the ride.
Writing is more important
than any of the individual
That feed this addiction.
Without sound, sight, touch, smell and taste,
I can live quite well,
But ****** boy mind needs to write
No write, no life.
But ****** bad boy ego is a curse,
A contaminate of each and every
Line, stanza,word and verse.
"Infusing him with self and vain conceit,
As if this flesh which walls about our life,
Were brass impregnable, and humour'd thus
Comes at the last and with a little pin”
At first, for an audience of three
Me, myself and I.
But the suckiness creepeth in,
and etches my distorted face,
Salutations and gradations,
Of Shakespearen magnification.
Do you like me?
Do you love me?
Curse ye King Ego and your vainglorious occupations,
Divorce me, from the sad isle of
Pride, vanity insurance,
The most deadly of the seven
Ego desperate in kind responds:
"I live with bread like you, feel want,
Taste grief, need friends: subjected thus,
How can you say to me, I am a king?”
Slime and slippery, want is what you feel,
Taste grief, need friends,
Sly devil, you twist thy cunning tongue,
The reverse, your plain meaning!
You need nothing but subjects,
In earnest and forever praise,
Absent them, you mood and whine,
A pretender, a poseur, a drug addict cursed!
Let us purpose to dispose of thy spirit earthly,
Slow starvation too good for you,
Poison, arrows, the hilt of my blade,
The neck, thine bowel,
Let me embrace,
Prefer your steel hot or cold?
If we both must expire, then it be so, for
My honor taken, my life forsaken,
My poetry in disrepute,
Until that day when I write for me alone,
And ally my scripts, in coffin, with me interred.
"My dear, dear Lord,
The purest treasure mortal times afford
Is spotless reputation; that away
Men are but gilded loan or painted clay...
Mine honor is my life; both grow in one;
Take honor from me, and my life is done."
Number me thus, in the company of
The good but the forgot,
Still will be of cheer goodly,
For tho ***** could not be saved,
Not one good man found in the ****** lot,,
Except for one, the truest audience of one,
Thus I will be saved, thus, call me, Lot.
My battle to destroy my ego is minute to minute hand to hand combat. That is me, and my truth.
Fully expect a few reads and even fewer "likes."
Which if the poem you comprehend, that would be,