Karol Bak Malarstwo

Can we claim humanity

Having been sired in deficit?


As always I arrive unsatisfactorily

Below the meniscus

Of your overturned smile


Why is it that our moods

Occupy the same rotation?

Two parts misery, one part disease

You are ugliest when you sleep

When the succubus slits

The cicatrix of your self-effacing armor


There is a reason

That creation and annihilation

Are synonymous terms

A reason that you occupy

Every exposed aperture

And I every chambered nuance

A reason too cohesive

For our primitive tongues

To articulate


This has nothing to do with the above poem but I was out all day watching a performance by the fire department with Isadora. As an adult and a short one besides I got to stand rigidly strait staring at the back of people’s heads frozen to the bone. My body just hurts from being trapped in the upright mummy position for hours (maybe not hours exactly :-P). After the show she got to look inside fire trucks, police cars, and ambulances and what not. I was standing near the speaker too but she’s happy lol


26 thoughts on “Synonymous

  1. “Two parts misery, one part disease

    You are ugliest when you sleep

    When the succubus slits

    The cicatrix of your self-effacing armor” – wow, this part really kicks a punch! I loved the poem! And I am glad Isa got to have fun and explore! 😀

  2. geez…that middle stanza is vicious…being the cruelest when they sleep…that whole section made me take notice….ugh on his nightmares and self hate….hard stuff….

    1. Thank you =) We’ve been to a number of festivals and theater performances lately she loves going out. She is actually very well-behaved out it’s at home she gets into mischief lol

      1. haha well it is good actually

        She has so much energy. I remember at the daycare the snow was waist/chest height to the kids and they told me she ran through that deep snow for an hour strait. They’d never seen a kid do that. She wears me out but she is a sweetie.

  3. Wow! the first two lines hit me …just those two lines could be a prompt in itself. Ah, the things one can do for a child, yes, yes, generosity reeks out of a parent’s pores many times …you are a great mom:)

    1. Awwww thank you that is so sweet of you. I admit some of the things that children enjoy are a little grating but also creepy have you seen some kid shows scarier than strait up horror lol

      1. I remember taking my son to a Disney movie after a funeral. I know, poor choice. The poor kid was upset cos his mom was crying for her friend. Then I bring him to see Snow White…he was too tiny for the seats and not comfortable, he was sooooo scared at the wicked step mother and it was ONLY then I realized how terribly scary Disney movies were. He was my first child…boy did I screw it up.

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