Once I wrote these words:
Place your ****** hands upon thy chest.
Let them melt thru and come to rest,
Inside, the battle ongoing, under thy breast.
Watch, eyes open, knowing, fearful.
Swiftly, with no hesitation, from within,
Rip open your body, exhaling the best,
And the worst of what you got.
The cool air rushes in,
Stirring the inside stew of:
Infected grime, shameful desires,
Secrets that should not have been exposed,
The ***** stuff of about your life
that you alone know exists.
Contact with the atmosphere makes
Self-pity dies, blue blood turn red,
The TNT tightness explodes,
Ashamed, you have only one escape hatch.
Now, you are ready to write.
so here I am, hands on my chest,
so unready, incapable of writing,
the battle site changed,
sledding to the top of my head,
moved northwards, mush, mush.
just don't have what's required
to melt that mush open,
just don't have the anymore
to finish this Iditarod race
called my Idiot life.
nobody knows the silences
kept in my treasure box.
nobody knows the nail-beds
slept, bloodied, by this
unexpectedly returned to sender,
to write, free and clear.
suffused, this words reappears,
you don't get it, the twilight twinkies
below laughing, twinkling,
middle ******* me,
so not suffused,
nah nah nah nah
you don't got it,
you got nothing.
the words supply, torn and tired
reappears, now escapee prisoners
before flatlining, crashing
as I am currently 20,000 feet over
somewhere above the Eastern Seaboard;
we may land smooth,
but not in any groove
that fits me anymore.
Here's the sorest, sorriest laugh,
what you are about to read
was eons ago born, and today
Happy M.F'ing Birthday #0
don't even, can't complain fresh,
reusing unused words that never got
devoured, so now, used up too,
cut by thicket's branches
(that in their defense, maim only to self-protect)
calluses of experience
not enough to survive
what is now needed,
new chapters required.
choruses of repetitive choirs fresh,
inspire but land on surfaces
heart-hardened by fear contagion.
who will know and
who will care and who
will make them all go away,
so touch my self,
reminder to self is emailed,
beat the odds so man-many times,
one more time, what's the big deal?
words that are new
not in my vocabulary,
Struggle, long lived,
is the status quo,
** **, don't you know,
nobody tole ya?
world's axis is tilted
you can fall off
a familiar horse,
get off course,
so east easy
a gravitational force so subtle,
clueless you're drowning
till the riptide
has liberated your
of unoriginal thoughts
you thought you actually owned!
now you realize
new inspirational how to books
keep getting writ,
published for experienced suckers
so here at the pointed cusp
a crescent shaped tangent,
lines crossed, intersection of a curveball
turning inwards, retracing prior paths,
familiar but tho the forecasts predict
being on the cusp of something,
crystal ball reveals nothing at all.
I fold the little have learned
into a handkerchief
folded three times over,
tied cusp to cusp
with a trefoil knot,
is too easy as my hanky is almost empty
and hobo heart journey scary is thinking
point, apex: as
a : a point of transition (as from one historical period to the next) :
turning point; also : edge, verge
b : either horn of a crescent moon
c : a fixed point on a mathematical curve at which a point tracing the curve would exactly reverse its direction of motion
d : an ornamental pointed projection formed by or arising from the intersection of two arcs or foils
e (1) : a point on the grinding surface of a tooth (2) : a fold or flap of a cardiac valve