Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Of Poems

There is a poem inside of me.

It exists in the subdued sunsets

of my eyes when tightly pressed.

Every time I retreat inward

I feel it crawling, clawing

on the inside of my eyelids

like cat that wants to be let out.

That feverish third eye

that knows without knowing,

that stirs the primordial soup

and remakes itself each day

on the bones of my grief.

I feel everything to exhaustion,

you might say I am histrionic.

Perhaps you will think me a villain

for all the confession I have made.


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16 responses to “Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Of Poems

  1. I love the first three lines as a stand-alone poem.

    “I feel everything to exhaustion” … This is such a heavy way to live. Anxiety is soul-deadly. That’s the feeling that buries me.

  2. “feel it crawling, clawing
    on the inside of my eyelids
    like cat that wants to be let out.z’
    My mind went to the film “The Alien” And yet, I know experientially that this is us, each, and no–no villain–(well maybe)–but I think poets are moved by that inner voice that is like a Burning Bush. Just try to keep saying NO. Ha! (Did you intend to add another verse?)

  3. I love the ending – the last stanza – whoot! histrionics – villian – confessions …. well, well, – if it be so, to be so named, to be called poet, than please, yes …. accept the triple crown award.

  4. kaykuala

    You might say I am histrionic.
    Perhaps you will think me a villain
    for all the confession I have made.

    You are telling it as it is. We find it most common the way you’ve said it!

    Hank

  5. When we can be accepted for who we are – by ourselves then perhaps history will be less likely to be repeated?
    Our intuition so often is ignored. That third eye can bring us joy too.
    You have some wonderful lines in this piece because you are, a poet, a living poem. 🙂

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