Michael Turned

January 11, 2012
By aidan44 PLATINUM, Verona, Wisconsin
aidan44 PLATINUM, Verona, Wisconsin
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Michael turned
Once burning gold
Cast from the black
Ocean of conformity
Into just one more
Obscure, dark wave
Michael turned
The naivety of a child
Living by day
Immersed in light
Into the pale scholar –
The haunt of the ancient
Library on West Avenue
Michael turned
Every night while his
Parents screamed their hate
And he huddled in the dark
The idea of love
Into a synonym for
Despair; captivity
And Michael’s boy
Trembling in his blankets
Rosy tan and whitening
Wonders if he, too
Is destined to turn


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on Jan. 13 2012 at 4:09 am
Sophie Rose Cope SILVER, Cape Town, Other
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I LOVE your imagery, and I think the very last line is particularly... oh, I don't know. surreal? I like it. Could you perhaps look at my work? at some stage? thanks.


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