Salvations to the Donation Army

December 17, 2013
By east_of_ada DIAMOND, Tomball, Texas
east_of_ada DIAMOND, Tomball, Texas
61 articles 0 photos 75 comments

Favorite Quote:
"As for me, I am a watercolor. I wash off." (via Anne Sexton,"For My Lover, Returning To His Wife")

"I think I made you up inside my head.'' (via Sylvia Plath, "Mad Girl's Love Song")

"You called it cosmic; I thought it was icy." (via Ada Coen)


I’ve never liked much of anything gathering up in my
hair. So when you came back to run your fingers
through those knotted locks, is it any wonder
I slapped you away?

Believe in the art of passing the time, in the method of
slapping paint on the walls in order to simulate the
everything, everything. My existence is one of sprinting
away from my troubles.

Giddy, Giddy, my wide smile is scarred at the crease of the corners
my lips red, teeth stained with acrylic cigarettes. I’m not joyous
because you’ve returned to me, I dropped my heart down
a change bin a long time ago.

Joyous.

Distinctly different from happy, it still grins dangerously as
I melon scoop each chunk of flesh away from my heart
because someone better than I can put it to better use
than you did.


The author's comments:
poem from 'an evening, played out in echoes"
“I feel as if I'm always on the verge of waking up.” ? Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet

Similar Articles

JOIN THE DISCUSSION

This article has 0 comments.



SciArc

MacMillan Books

Aspiring Writer? Take Our Online Course!