Fossilize (Audio)

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My heart wears an expression of mute terror

The sort of expression that is inherent in all unsuspecting fossils

Your observations pass over me like an avalanche

Every bone-shattering collision helps to soften my rage

Because unlike my morale gravity is infallible

*

“Blood dilutes over time”

My heart is an underfed furnace

When in school they used to shove

Firewood vertically down my throat

Now I sit clucking my splinter free tongue

In search of none negotiable rubbish

*

“Insanity is the display of any emotion

That defies a preexisting ambiance”

Your limp-fisted smile is the height of fashion these days

Like a guitar string that lacks a prerequisite tension

I find your voice cackling in the pursuit of others

When in isolation, I find that your register has risen

One full octave, as if there were a helium leak

In the space directly above your shoulders

*

I wonder if your eyes have any other orientation

Besides open/closed and if given enough time

Will I be able to force a wink out of you

Or at least an honest to goodness frown

*

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27 responses to “Fossilize (Audio)

  1. Great poem… I found it while I was searching things about ”anarchist and conformist”, because I just wrote on facebook that ”my favorite movie is The Conformist, but it seems that I am an Anarchist”. But, I feel like you in the poem. Thanks.
    Marianne

  2. And, just before this, I’d written ”I am not young anymore”. Today I’m 26 and 5 months old. I’ m writing this referring to the words of your poem.

  3. (hugs) and hoping your troubles pass quickly – fantastic to finally hear your voice and these lines
    When in school they used to shove
    Firewood vertically down my throat
    Now I sit clucking my splinter free tongue
    are simply amazing, here is a 😉 from me take care hun x

  4. This was beautiful and to hear your lovely voice carry your words was such a treat. I hope things are getting better for you. Many hugs and so much positive energy coming your way.

  5. This is Christine, Mark’s wife. Mark has just played me you reading ‘Fossilize’ and I wanted to tell you how beautiful and moving I found it. Thank you.

  6. “My heart is an underfed furnace
    When in school they used to shove
    Firewood vertically down my throat
    Now I sit clucking my splinter free tongue
    In search of none negotiable rubbish”

    2013 has been one of the worst years of my life, so when I read the above just now, all I could do was sit and cry. I don’t know how you manage to find the words to express exactly what this all means. Just fantastic. (As is the audio.) 🙂

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