hijacked amygdala

It’s not easy to rise on a grey day

The devil holds fast to your eyelids

Save the date

In a red circle on glossy calendar

This day you shall


With stones in your pockets

Submerge the doubt

Tickling in your throat

That pieces of meaning can stand in for truth

When a bouquet wilts and only dry reminder stills the base

Emptier than my arms, reacting to absense

As the schoolchildren leave the yard

Dusty from their tumult

Do they glance back over their shoulder like a bird?

See you standing beneath down pour

Holding residue like strips of meat


What ills you is the certainty

Falseness makes a bad vintage

Girls who weed too long in midday Caligula

Will grow taller and thinner as forced from their way

Toward falsetto

They strain the sewn parts, with urging and movement

Like clay hands reaching out

Molding ash…

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16 thoughts on “Unburden

  1. Wilted flowers and stone burdened hearts can make the world seem such a hard place. But once those flowers bloomed and filled the world with their grace and beauty. And once those stones were hewn from boulders by might rivers surging and brimming with life. A season and a time for all things 🙂

  2. Dearest Ipuna (pretty name btw – never heard of this name before and thought it so beautiful). Thank you so much both for reading this and commenting, it is very appreciated. Sorry for the late reply I have been feeling a little under the weather. Thank you again!

  3. I love that last line – a season and a time for all things. Were you ever an X files fan? I suspect you probably were not. I was (surprise surprise) and there is an episode called All Things written and directed by the glorious Gillian Anderson. It’s about exactly what you wrote here, so much. You could watch it in isolation to the series it’s that good.

  4. Never watched X files…. I get to watch such interesting things as Arnie S, although I do vote with my feet often. I have a very small Arnie window of viewing time 😦

  5. I think I watch way too much as it is! We are Master Chef tragics in our household, so we’re nearing the tail end of the current series. That means four – five nights a week of cooking show, plus news and a few other in betweens. I do like Big Bang Theory. Sheldon is so delightfully socially inept and oblivious to his faux pas 🙂 I fondly call the show Brain Drain!

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