unsettled selfie


this is the (h)our
of our discontent,
the ground zero grim
-ace of our element,

the demon lane of
our road less
traveled. see these
trees? they’ve got a
theory or two i’m
bound to un
-bark, a quark
to discover. a face
to uncover in all
this unstarred full

our ability to flee
is fading. gear me
up with the right
shoes, the bound
blues of this in
-finite sky. sell
me a bean, a new
scene. a scream.
an old tired dream
nobody’s buying.

hey, buddy. it’s all
fleeting. bleating.
bleeding over edge
and ledge and phrase.
tell her it’s just a
phase, and she’ll
simply wait
for tide.



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11 Responses to unsettled selfie

  1. gailatthefarm says:

    Well done…again!

    Thanks for your kind words and visit.

  2. paper sea says:

    Love these:

    the first stanza

    bound to un
    -bark, a quark”

    me a bean, a new
    scene. a scream.
    an old tired dream
    nobody’s buying.”

  3. Misky says:

    Love this so much!

  4. oldegg says:

    Beautiful wordplay in the poem.

  5. 1sojournal says:

    This one stood up and danced. Love it!


  6. Pamela says:

    Excellent use of the words. I love your line breaks.


  7. I love the second stanza!

  8. Jae Rose says:

    The right shoes are essential for the particular journey we have ahead of us..she sounds like a fighter..strong but swift of thought and thought..i have a sense that even though unsettled she will be ok

  9. Love this poem, De, especially that next to last stanza.

  10. susan jolie says:

    i am sure your ability in free verse or theme writing is accepted.

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