Breaking Even With Reality

January 24, 2012
Two AM is potent with dingy thoughts.

My mind burns with the dregs of

newt tails and tongue of dog

just a tad too

crammed with

Once upon a times…

With a tumble of lofty sopranos

Crumbling constellations

plus a few grains of rusty, hand-me-down luck

I frolic on dew drops and antique smog

Tangling stars in my hair

Purring a secret




I fall prey to the it

As I try to hide deep inside Medusa’s eyes

buried in the grains of a desert of possibility

and the profound eternity of

Keys, locks, embroidery patterns, and severed thesauruses’

I will always be the shards of something broken




I find my breaking point

at the intersection of insanity and relative genius

And I pray for a single instant

where blue can be blue

and me can be me

and you can




I’ll wait for the sullen reflection of Neverland

To unravel in my hands

and gather in a clump in the corners of my eyes

and contort into a celluloid day dream

As I slowly but surely

tip off the point

of no return

I will only be awakened by

the dazzling zing

of the Jabberwocky’s roar

and the sweet tang

of the salty tears of the

mock turtle

and just maybe

by true love’s kiss

if there happens to be one left for me.

I take a bow

Because I will never stop

Unless I end now

Hiccupping in a straggle of blankets

and bits of expired excitement

and stale first impressions

I end up looking for the things I forget

but still want to find.

in a bundle

of sifting dreams

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Believer said...
Mar. 18, 2012 at 7:19 pm
Your a true poet, lovely, thoughtful, with provocative imagery and expansive metaphors. Love you.
Paul Chidester said...
Feb. 15, 2012 at 4:32 pm
Beautiful poem Lulu, you worked really hard on this, it's a gem.
comeandgone replied...
Feb. 25, 2012 at 12:04 pm
Thanks so much! :)
Joeisme said...
Feb. 7, 2012 at 10:23 am
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comeandgone replied...
Feb. 7, 2012 at 4:30 pm
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Diggidog said...
Jan. 31, 2012 at 1:35 pm
I love this! Best thing ever!
comeandgone replied...
Jan. 31, 2012 at 1:36 pm
Thanks diggidog! :)
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