Sweet and salty kettlecorn shrapnel
Scatters a falsely ocean-colored carpetscape;
Heavy corn casualties at 0100 over Indianan waters.
I could dive through
One of the murky stains and
Chip the rest of my fingernails
Along the portal away from persecution.
At least I'm not biting them from fear,
But fingernails should hold their
**** keratin when
You're trying to wind each neural pathway
Back to where they were six months ago.
I'll try to scrape as much oddness out
As I can with these jagged edges
And consume sweet and salt
In my scattered, corn-filled ocean mirage.
One night of free Boom Chicka Pop later...
Faded pink petals lift
From my eyes,
Swirling the air and
Through my skin.
Ethereal citrus blossoms comb
My rumbling waves,
Gently intertwined with
Embroiders light along my skin,
Draped around my hips and shoulders,
From my side.
Every ice and umber pigment in
Cashmere ripple of
And tender brushstroke of
Paint me home.
When someone you love visits you for the first time in your exile, their colorfully-flowered light brings you home.
My gaze traces the aluminum falcon's trail;
I catch it blink me out of existence.
Rotting flesh lingers in the humid air.
The natives are accustomed,
But my lungs repulse it.
The inmates file into their brick asylums--
Not required, but exiled forever if they don't.
Bite, Chew, Swallow.
Trays of fat steam in rows--
Replenishes inmates for daily duties.
Salt seasons but my soul.
Loneliness bathes me as
The Simulation infects others.
I am Blind, Deaf, Numb
To the mildewed hospitality of their "home."
Shackled to the bubble of my Exile,
I work within the Devil's reign,
Till I reach the edge and
An ode to University which I used to hate -- still wonder sometimes why I have committed myself like this.
The damask-tipped needle
Gently glides past the marker
Of a time to which none will return,
Trapped in a
Carved mahogany tower which
Encases our memories of
Needles and gliding
In one-way glass.
This divine, embezzled box
Torturously mocks our lives,
But if not for this cruel mirage,
How would we know where the
Sacred blackmail of a grandfather clock
Delicate flowerettes spine
From your prosperous branches,
The lively twigs
Which may become
Only a snap
Under one's foot.
You hold generations
In your rings,
Yet you hide your knowledge
Knots, sap, and
You graze taller heights
Soaking in the massive life
Surrounding from above,
Yet I treat you like
You deserve better,
For this symbiotic relationship
Has turned toxic,
And only I am
Such beauty lies within the trees which raise us every day, but we diminish them into paper to wipe our *****. Funny how that works out...
Do you want this pain?
Do you want to be you?
Which matters more?
I don't know.
So, what are you going to do?
I. Don't. Know.
So, now you have no pain?
The chicken or the egg?
No, who are you?
Am I the chicken or the egg?
You tell Me.
What goes on in my head sometimes. Make of it what you will as it applies to you.