Between Beats

October 13, 2011
By gargar SILVER, .., New Jersey
gargar SILVER, .., New Jersey
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I’ve begun to feel,
To hear the rest,
The echo between notes faint growing;
Like the pause in your heart,
Between beats in the chest,
The empty river is forever flowing.

Graze over old wounds,
Hard and healed fast,
The futile razorblade is thine.
For only the moment,
Do the sharp pains last,
But the numbness lingers a lifetime.

Dare me to bleed
And cry frozen tears,
To no avail grasp the hollow abyss.
You are your shadow,
That to the blind eye appears
The presence I can’t sense or miss.

The author's comments:
in deciphering the poem: think about absence that is so tangible it creates the illusion of presence, as well as the inability to feel

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on Oct. 19 2011 at 11:14 pm
ReadWriteBreathe PLATINUM, Pocatello, Idaho
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Favorite Quote:
"You have to consider the possibility that God does not like you" Tyler Durden Fight Club

I really like this. I definitely feel like there is such a strong absence that you can feel a presence. The last stanza is my favorite, "And cry frozen tears," That line is amazing

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