November 11, 2008

Sleepless

An untitled pantoum. I think I put it in my portfolio. I think. Everything from those hours seems like a blur of coffee and hysterical laughter. A disturbing time.

Pantoum

I stumble, diseased and twice distressed

A desperate need to feel

Alone, my voice released, undressed,

I'm fumbling in the black.

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A desperate need to feel

Alive, my hands numb and burning

I'm fumbling in the black

Always falling, twisting, yearning.

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Alive, my hands numb and burning

Hot through cold with tinny wails

Always falling, twisting, yearning

And all through it my face pales.

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Hot through cold with tinny wails

And all through it my face pales

Sallow beneath the traitor's plight

Our star prevails, our shining night.


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  1. pooja

    you chose shining night, you traitor!! x

    17 Nov 2008, 00:41

  2. We both know it was for the best.

    17 Nov 2008, 01:01

  3. I like. I’m sorry, I have nothing intelligent to say. But yes, it is pleasing on my inner ear.

    22 Nov 2008, 20:43


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