this poem is a smallish smudge

..

that just won’t budge, or swim, or take a
decent bath. it’s stained in both strained

peas and song, the quiet longing of a scrib
-bled cloud. it leaks out loud, of ink and

salt and ‘not my fault’ and burgundy whine.
it’s running out of time, and tide, and all

other detergents. (it’s on spin cycle, having
soiled itself in earth, and rain and scattered

stars.) it’s fingerpainted jars of clay, and glass
and moonspill gasp and weathered bark. its

spark is slightly dulled, mulled in spiced sigh
-der, spider web strings and violin sway. per

-haps a simple smear campaign will flutter
-free it, fling it to an indigo stained glass sea, a

violent sky. ask it why it’s so tiny, too briny,
blotched and botched and bothered by such

angry hues. it just might show you its scars,
its sorrow-scribbled center; its heart a bruise.

..

 

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4 Responses to this poem is a smallish smudge

  1. Candy says:

    Just read this and it knocked my socks off ( oh, they are a little stained)

  2. ocean bones says:

    Wow. You’re so right; time IS a detergent.

    I love that hanging “cycle having,” meaning that your poem is on its period. 🙂

    I LOVE this: ” fingerpainted jars of clay, and glass
    and moonspill gasp and weathered bark”

    And this: “mulled in spiced sigh”

    “angry hues. it just might show you its scars,
    its sorrow-scribbled center; its heart a bruise.” … Beautiful. But I have a feeling you’re writing about me. And there’s not much beautiful about that.

    This is excellent work, my friend. And the all-lowercased sentences say a great deal.

  3. tsdwords says:

    Brilliant, brilliant!! Huzzah! So many lovely twists and perfect passages. And the ending…spot on into my sorrow-scribbled center…love it ❤

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