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Feelings

August 15, 2021
By Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
148 articles 41 photos 1014 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me


Oh, as the night closes in,

we turn on the crockpots of our minds

with Brazillian dreams

of tulip trees and coffeepot skies

free of fear.

Days tighten

like a Christmas caroler’s icy raincoat.

Days loosen

like a penguin on tranquilizers.

My life is a wooden penguin

that the homeless people in California

bow down to.

I feel as unanchored

as a rag doll.

I feel helpless

and sad.


The author's comments:

This is a prequel to my poem "Vague Feelings."


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on Aug. 29 2021 at 8:11 am
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

i duunno abt prequel, its already pretty vague.

on Aug. 17 2021 at 2:43 pm
Crazywolfiegirl2 PLATINUM, Kington, Other
26 articles 0 photos 272 comments

Favorite Quote:
There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature—the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter. —Rachel Carson

I like this