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poem for J.M.R.V. regarding his absence and my brother feels the same way.
OKcomputer

When you're not here, i find myself more     so very
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productive; sometimes to
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impose it upon my stale eyes to continue
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fighting through the same faggy illustrative paragraph over
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and over
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quite enough at least for mere comprehension
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but more  so
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to remove myself or my
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self or my brain from a terrible tragic
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and pathetic
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want.  when you're not here I get all wrapped up
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in life and its news, unusually intent on fulfilling something
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extraordinary and earth-shattering, my mind always wired and bzzzing and
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starving for
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those meaty gratifications of the unafraid;
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my dreams more colorful and significant and
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full of sex. It seems
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that lately I am more careful to choose my socks from the drawer with forethought
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to color and length, spending those extra seconds in choosing, pulling them over
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my ankles
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uniformly and without bias. I make sure my eyebrows are well-groomed and each hair
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lays relaxed against those following, and that my lips have no unsightly cracking peeling or sometimes bleeding areas, and each little pore on my even-tempered face
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assured free of that dark clog or whatisit. When you're away
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it's far more a satisfying thing to
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consider humankind and cry   at night sitting there at my window
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with a child's telescope aimed at the black overhead
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hoping for some sudden surge of light to fly like hell through large empty spaces but
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never seeing anything at all. It was cold last night
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and it was raining outside and in the living room
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there were two small spiders creeping all pretty and identical along the clean white ceiling but still
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two separate spiders on two separate sides of the world
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And I studied them quietly
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and to myself.
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5 Aug 06

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Why on Earth no one's commented this, I don't know. I'm at work right now so I can't give it proper attention but know that I will, later.

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Thank goodness I was on to comment on it. You made up some words in this poem, but that's okay. I give you a 6. Not bad at all. Shows skill, but not much. 6/10
 — Henry

You know...I was unfair here. It's better than I thought. 8/10 The title was a bit long however.
 — Henry

This is awesome OKC, sorry I didn't come back to it earlier. The sense of loss here...no not loss, longing. It's profound in its truthfulness, how we distract ourselves with things that would normally mean nothing when we have something to keep our mind off. Indulging in self-examination and tears.

Brushing our hair before bed.

I loved this.

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