Poetry Prompt #13 Risky Business

Within this tempest I am vast,

Coiled within the planes

Of my primordial awareness.

I am irrevocably myself,

Beyond the mirrors of place and time

I am eternal, enigmatic in obfuscation.

A universe, the universe I belong

That much is afforded my existence.

The body is only a vehicle

And the earth likewise.

I spin lopsided circles in a puddle

Of my own specificity.

When I close my eyes I see the stars

Of what I might have been.

When I close my eyes I see the stars

Of what I still am despite my boundaries.

When I draw all the breaths afforded me

I shall again be beyond definition.

The risk undertaken by all,

With or without consent,

Comes in shrinking one’s immensity.

For we are, each of us, important.

Authority cannot be just,

That goes without saying,

And even if it were possible

I have a heart that wants

Desperately to get out.

Some of us are born

With a stroke of mischief,

Some of us only breathe.

The wind is at my back

And I am stooped like a buzzard

Over a foreign architecture.

I choose to love and that is

Hardly a choice at all.

OctPoWriMo

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13 responses to “Poetry Prompt #13 Risky Business

  1. Wow, as usual so MUCH in this: “shrinking one’s immensity”, “some of us born with…mischief, some…only breathe”, and the end–about choosing to love, which is “hardly a choice at all”–wow, so true.

  2. I spin lopsided circles in a puddle
    Of my own specificity.

    Oh too cool – just brilliant!

    The risk undertaken by all,
    With or without consent,
    Comes in shrinking one’s immensity.

    How does one fit into a cereal box?
    Amazing lines …. great insight.

    Super interesting in the images you have fashioned in words that dig deeper than the surface swells ….. one has to sink in your works before being able to catch one’s breath! Amazing Yves 😀

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