Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Meltdown (Inspired by Full Fathom Five, 1947 by Jackson Pollock)

Meltdown (Inspired by Full Fathom Five, 1947 by Jackson Pollock)


not slow the burn

I've earned
it over the years
spurning no extended hands

now I've fallen
hot where I land

once precious metal to a mom
pinched sterling silver
to keep her calm

to dad a boy to shoot some hoop

I've failed them both

in mind a man who'd gain the world
to she a sore,

though when we danced...

I watched the curl of her lip
like 'I'm a locked door
to her happiness'
she wished I'd taken that navy ship
for only this she thinks I'm equipped

everywhere I step it clangs 'mistake'
my every choice they hate I'd made
yet, sure to trip if I don't remain sedated...

which path remains for me to take

since rolling eyes state "you're a fake"

since rolling eyes state "you're a fake"

since rolling eyes state "you're a fake"

***

not slow to burn

yes this I've earned
over the years






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