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tiredness shreds the living out me sometimes
and so no capitals for the days of the week

i am a little i
breathing through a congested murder of crows

inky blur
drinking galvanized glug
pure sullied contradiction in a tight chested night

the desire to outrun is skittle barked
legs lollied like a lousy out of tune sousaphone

i am a dot without the i
stretched on a splicer with snipped celluloid roses

sore china pink rim eyes
razor resting on restless winks
one blink too lonely to respond with some sweet moistened tears

twitches snigger inside my head, poor weary head, better off in bed head
blank, double dollop blank
forget how to sleep, crazy head rattling away in tin haze

i am intuitive yet incessantly driven to drive the i wire
innate systematic individual

there’s a break in the heavy
a forty day slumber in a five hour embrace of serene nothings

a smile has taken to spy my face to bless the release of i
i will have a fresh day this day with a capital D
here is I with rest upon my heart

© K S Hardy 2013

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Sometimes there is bleak tiredness that can come from too much happening all at once. Even when the happening is actually rather wonderful there is a weariness that can follow when we have been too too busy and rest is forgotten this for me is the ’ The Heavy Collections of Too Much’

Feelings and words fall on to the page
Sometimes they bite back
Sometimes they tug on our sleeve
Sometimes they have a cheeky grin
They stay once a page has found them
Words are faithful to us even in the dark

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  • devotee1
    devotee1almost 2 years ago

    Brilliant! Loved every i:)

  • Hi Joe
    Thanks so much…..I started this when I was indeed so tired my head ached more than my bones and finished it today when I have caught up on sleep and rest :O))
    Cheers to you x

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • eon .
    eon .almost 2 years ago

  • Yep can see the bluebird having so much fun in those blue skies me thinks…x

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • erichbiemer
    erichbiemeralmost 2 years ago

    love this….

  • Thanks Eric. xx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellalmost 2 years ago

    and unforgettable.

    a brilliant piece, darling xoxoxo

  • Hi ya
    Heavy…. yep it brings all sort of annoying and unloving consequences so I thank my lucky numbers for having you in my number line to help make the number add up. xxxx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Tayloralmost 2 years ago

    wow! You are an amazing wordsmith KarenSue, I loved reading this! Your words convey so much! :) xx

  • Hi Karin
    Thank you so kindly for your read of this and your thoughts. Cheers xx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Arco Iris  R
    Arco Iris Ralmost 2 years ago

    Loved this!!! It is time to go to bed for me but it will be something to stay with me until tomorrow. Surely it will be a nice day for me too.

  • Hi there
    I do hope you have had lots and lots of very nice days Iris. Cheers to you and hope you are well. xxx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Erika .
    Erika .almost 2 years ago

    your words often have the effect of a warm hug for me, even when they are weary or tired or sad and of course, when they are joyful too. it helped to read this, dear KarenSue. it had a healing effect for me X

  • Hi Erika
    Thank you kindly for your thoughts on this. It is always better to feel we are not alone when we are frayed to the edge of our reasoning me thinks. xxx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Rocky Loder
    Rocky Loderalmost 2 years ago

    really like it…great poetry…

  • Hi there
    Many thanks for your thoughts on this piece Rocky. x

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • KUJO-Photo
    KUJO-Photoalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful poetry!!! Love it :-))

  • Hi there
    Thank you kindly for your appreciation of this work.

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooalmost 2 years ago

    beautiful poetry

  • Hi there
    Thanks for stopping by, x

    – Arcadia Tempest

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