As a child there must have been a time
When beauty was more state of being
Than degree of starvation
A time when imagination outweighed
Monetary extraction as it ought to do
In any society that professes itself civilized
As a teenager
Graphite hearts ran deeper
Than their messy counterparts
And immortality could only
Be extinguished by fire
Which meant, that in order to die,
One had to live impractically first
Mine was a language capable
Of rescinding and reshaping existence
I was a genius because I suffered
The reverse didn’t necessarily apply
As an adult I find my resignation
Tempered only by discontent
There is red and yellow tape
Beneath which no treasure lies hidden
All my mirrors appear carnival themed
I don’t like the way aging assumes flesh
I am brittle and inflexible
Like an unsuccessful resolution
I wrote this in the bath which is where I find myself whenever I am unable to produce anything suitable on dry land. I have had vertigo for the last 37 hours so if anyone has suggestions I would be grateful.
27 thoughts on “Brittle”
just giving you a hug right now ~ vertigo I don’t experience it, but I think lying down is your best option ~ rest Yves ~ take care of you.xx
When I was sleeping all my dreams involved spinning and floating upside down lol
Oops wrong advise then sorry hun 😦 x
I think for some that would work I just can’t see to find a position
((( hugs )))
nature does great things to me when I’m not centered …
Sometimes it gives you a new perspective =)
Beautiful thoughts. Rest and relaxation is the answer for a vertigo, I think though I have not experienced it myself my friend. Take care and God bless.My prayers for your healthy recovery.
Thank you kindly Samina =) The most common reason is ear infections and I have frequent problems with my ears so that is a possibility
Hugs and best wishes from me for your speedy recovery my friend.
=) Sending you hugs and positive vibes
This is beautiful beyond expression, especially “As a teenager
Graphite hearts ran deeper
Than their messy counterparts”. Bath tends to be very inspirational for writing, I can agree on that.
I am sorry about the vertigo, I hope it passes asap
Thank you I hope so too because my brain is not online today and I am getting frustrated with myself
i wish i had suggestions that would take away the vertigo…i was a genius because i suffered is an interesting line…also age assuming flesh making you brittle…there is a true fear in that…and i see it play out in my gramma’s life…
Thank you Brian the thought means a lot =) Thanks so much
Boy can I relate to this – it’s a brilliant description of something I think many of us feel!! 🙂 🙂
Thank you Helen =) Since I was 9!
You’ve done it again with this one Yves. I had to do a set of eye exercises for my vertigo, with my eyes closed. Usually vertigo is something to do with the tiny marbles in the fluid of the ear canal, (check google) anyway the brain has to recreate new lines of communication with the ears. Anyway, it worked for me after a few weeks. I empathise with you. Mine came on as I was driving at 100kmh down a highway, level horizon to 180 degrees in a second. Urk.
That is terrifying Laurie I am glad you are here to tell the tale. Thank you so much I will look into that today! It is very unnerving having vertigo even in my dreams I am spinning
It sure is Yves, the sensations are sickening. When I went to see the specialist he took me to the point of vomiting with the test he performed to make sure I had it. He even had a big plastic bucket on hand. 🙂 The exercises worked. It takes time though. That’s really crappy having it in your sleep. 😦
That doesn’t sound much fun those tests but I am glad you found relief and I hope they will work for me as well =)
I do too.
Lovely poem, my dear! Sometimes antihistamines help but I would see your doctor to make sure…an osteopath can also help with this. Hope you feel better soon.
Thank you so much Oliana =)
If the vertigo persists see your doc. They can prescribe for it…I used to have some pills from the doc for vertigo and they do work.
Thanks Kev =) I have to see how it goes right now it is pretty bad but I did just exercise so it is partially my fault
Never blame yourself…lol There are always plenty of others that will do that for you 😉
lol very true