lucid

February 27, 2014
By haley101 DIAMOND, Windsor, Connecticut
haley101 DIAMOND, Windsor, Connecticut
70 articles 5 photos 195 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”

― Mary Oliver


tonight the streetlamps
are bleeding shadows beneath
the notches of my elbows

they flash, like dulled strobe lights
and I’m suddenly struggling to garner
a coherent picture: my muscles protesting
against skin

I am blown up
a balloon

no, I am ribs
and collarbones
skin and hollow spaces

blown up
only to implode:
as in: cave in

my sneakers slam with
deafening silence
in the middle of this empty
road, I am adrenaline slammed
into inertia

I am swimming
in my clothes
far too big

I am cardboard-food
and stomach and balloons
ribs and knobby elbows

I am stolid while
navigating this night:
a mess of dark and gnarled
branches and alarming
red stop signs

a funhouse room
full of ugly images
projected by
funhouse
mirrors


The author's comments:
A piece that is part of my developing portfolio on dreams ~ for Creative Writing.

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on Mar. 11 2014 at 10:11 am
TrishDestiny PLATINUM, Jerantut , Pahang, Other
45 articles 2 photos 93 comments

Favorite Quote:
“When it's over, I want to say: all my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.

When it is over, I don't want to wonder
if I have made of my life something particular, and real.
I don't want to find myself sighing and frightened,
or full of argument.

I don't want to end up simply having visited this world.”

You are welcome. And PLEASE do!!!!

on Mar. 9 2014 at 10:59 am
haley101 DIAMOND, Windsor, Connecticut
70 articles 5 photos 195 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”

― Mary Oliver

thanks so much. I'll be sure to have a copy mailed to you then ;)  

on Mar. 9 2014 at 6:10 am
TrishDestiny PLATINUM, Jerantut , Pahang, Other
45 articles 2 photos 93 comments

Favorite Quote:
“When it's over, I want to say: all my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.

When it is over, I don't want to wonder
if I have made of my life something particular, and real.
I don't want to find myself sighing and frightened,
or full of argument.

I don't want to end up simply having visited this world.”

This is another piece i like from your portfolio :)


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