The shaken worlds we play in

This is all terribly mundane
He said to his wall
Which said, with no style at all

Absolutely nothing

The vase looked sideways,
Turned itself into a facture of light
And slid delicately out the door

Which, sagging on its hinges
Released an oh so pained moan
And swung itself slam closed

The room sought refuge in the greyness
While the man, exasperated and alone
Stood and danced cheek to cheek
With the pock marked and long suffering floor

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  • Teacup
    Teacupabout 4 years ago

    a most wonderful write of a world I feel I am inhabiting right now… x

  • :) ditto x thanks :)

    – Robert Knapman

  • Jeffrey Hamilton
    Jeffrey Hamiltonabout 4 years ago

    LOL it can’t be THAT bad… ya gotta get out girl!
    lovely evocative piece of writing just the same

  • Hahaha…itching and scratching for it…xx

    – Robert Knapman

  • oema
    oemaabout 4 years ago

    what a great write… I’m a little lost for words, I just love this, from top to bottom. excellent!!

  • Thanks Dab – I was in an odd state and rather than wallow, sent the keyboards to work…needless to say I then felt so much better haha

    – Robert Knapman

  • Sybille Sterk
    Sybille Sterkabout 4 years ago

    Wow, brilliant write. Great imagery and word flow.

  • Thanks Sybille – its moments of madness that sometimes make the best muses :)

    – Robert Knapman

  • strykermeyer
    strykermeyerabout 4 years ago

    Animating the inanimate, nice touch!

  • Cheers Mr Stryker :)

    – Robert Knapman

  • linaji
    linajiabout 4 years ago

    genre: photography/writing ~ January 2011

  • shootback
    shootbackabout 4 years ago

    Delightful writing!!

  • TripZ
    TripZalmost 4 years ago

    kissing the floor.. great atmospheric piece of writing

  • oema
    oemaalmost 4 years ago

    congrats on the feature… well deserved! This is such an excellent poem.

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