late night tv

can someone tell me
where my life ran to?
it feels like im watching from the back seat,
from a picture frame prison,
a helicopter view
of a building crashing down-
i made with my blood and bones.
ive never felt more indifferent
than do now.
my life is the sea;
retreat, crawl back, repeat, repeat
with no control.
indecision has lately grabbed me by the throat
and palms;
turning me inside out
like a wet sock
with nothing left to do
but shrivel up and dry
in a television sun.

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Comments

  • recycle-me
    recycle-meover 3 years ago

    if you find your life can you do me a favor>? look around and see if mine is hiding there as I can’t seem to find mine either. I love the way you write.

  • haha yes i will definitely look for you! thanks so much for reading

    – Nathan Emery

  • oema
    oemaover 3 years ago

    LOL… can you add me to your list too? I hate indecision but I’ve been stuck with it… and I feel like I’ve been stagnant for a long while now. I take comfort from this quote, sometimes: “When we feel stuck, going nowhere — even starting to slip backward — we may actually be backing up to get a running start” -Dan Millman
    this is an awesome write… a television sun… fucking perfect!

  • ha yes i will look for you too. i feel like this pretty much every day at some point. thank you so much

    – Nathan Emery

  • Misunderstood24
    Misunderstood24over 3 years ago

    Wonderful.
    Truly wonderful.
    love and hugs

  • thank you very much brother

    – Nathan Emery

  • Jascie Epinn
    Jascie Epinnover 3 years ago

    I love this too.
    I read your poetry and think, “We have a lot in common.”
    But then I remember that it’s all apart of being young
    And I’m generic and a loser D: just like everybody else!
    How could this be D:<

  • haha thank you so much! if everyone is a loser, who knows real triumph? i believe it is what we create, and sometimes we feel stuck, but other times we have the choice to break out.

    – Nathan Emery

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