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only yesterday, when we were mad

In delirium, et tu brutal,
Woodpecker-jabber of
‘Making houses from horses.’
&
Endless rewording of biography
Of him
Yet,
Not of him.
 
‘Last night I dreamt I was in Japan. Cauldrons of wayward wind pinned me to pagoda, mountains of inked cherry blossom slit my skin. Woken by the sound of sun thrashing aluminium rooves and fragrance of porcelain bowled shirumono soup. I cradled the bowl and tiger slurped. Wrapped myself in kamikaze kimono and with no thought for the impending mess on the floor, leapt to my death. It was my 25th death of the year – an anniversary of sorts. I paper-cut a record on my left arm. A litany of life affirmation…..’    
 
Semaphorists failed to comprehend
The sinew speech of his bodied language.
Show me the space’scape  
                    Of your forget-me-nots galaxy,
The digitalised map had been a sparse constellation
Of grey circles spotting the black expanse -
Let me paint your universe a certain kindle of red.
The world is not everything. That is the case.
 
Caged, rapacious roar
“My kingdom for a pencil”
Self-armed, lithium loaded
Sloshed on Karenina kisses:
 
‘The strawberry ember of her cigarette lingered for the span of a breath; and then she, too, was gone.’
 
When he finally spoke to her
Beyond grassy knoll of an estate:
“I’ll speak to you in rhyme.”
She sat mute on outside step
Waiting to clutch the first
Thing to fall from the sky.
 
Oh, for a stumped pencil
He would write the world
In graphite & broken points.
Place the ink pot closer
Watch it spill into the
Well of gratification.
 
You are / You are not
It might become what it is
When it will be

 
I understood him.
He could have been me.
Strangeways_Rob
Written by Strangeways_Rob
Published
Author's Note
#ERULGCT 36. Umanoid xx All is so surreal. Inspired by a good friend who was sectioned, in my humble opinion, wrongly. ALL STAY SAFE
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