The romance of living the most subtle of absolute deaths

In the end there is only fantastic vision—
an end to diversion, and the division
of most likely scenarios.

Where have all the Baudelaire’s gone?

Fuck the cowboys, leave them to their beans.
What we need here is some goddamn fantastic
sock smokin’ madness—
offset by some, Je vous aime follement
Te amo.

When you close your eyes, what do you see?

Who do you see when the lights
in your room
are dark—
as dark as the streets behind corners on a moonless night,
alone, with nowhere to go?

Can you see the new world you’ve created,
simply by flicking the switch
in your skull marked: DREAM
to OFF?

Do you see the object of your desire?
or just a bed
and absence of corners;
or a dark horse riding out your window
screaming as the light
in it’s eyes

goes out.

Or are you the one
who sees heaven in hands?
holding your face like a whisper,
the way a tulip’s outer petals hold
its inner,
as delicate hours
inside it’s fragile
unfolding heart.

Or is it the old warehouse you see,
down by the docks—
a ghost-town
full of dead ghost riders, floating
face-up in a stagnant,
still water pool?

Go ahead. Be brave. Look.

Open your eyes, and see your world
looking back,

and then tell me you’re not a poet:
and impossibly gone.

© Kristin Reynolds 3 17 2011

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Wrote this last-night on a whim…
are we not all romantic poets? no matter how we express our worlds (and no matter what those worlds hold: dark, light, gray, red)…somewhere deep inside of us, there is the latent, or pre-existing, bud of all that we create.
this bud is manifested forward, branching out and into the the world. does this not make us all poets?
this romantic thinks it might.


love, romantic, poet, poetry, man, being, soul, words, vision, kristin reynolds


  • Redviolin
    Redviolinover 3 years ago

    Excellent write …well said

  • Thanks RV!

    – Kristin Reynolds

  • uncleblack
    uncleblackover 3 years ago

    i love this k, a real call to arms. fabuloso.

  • Thanks dear! glad to have you aboard. :)

    – Kristin Reynolds

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandover 3 years ago

    Gosh!! Does that mean I’m a poet too? Shucks, I didn’t know I had it in me. Let’s see if it’s true … Roses are red, Violets are blue, I’m allergic to flowers, Achewwwwwww. Hey, I did it!!!! Yeeeehawwww!!!!

  • shucks, JR, you gots all kind’a poet in ya! :)
    how horrible—being allergic to flowers :(
    thanks hun.

    – Kristin Reynolds

  • George Yesthal
    George Yesthalover 3 years ago

    LMFAO “Fuck the cowboys, leave them to their beans.” Well I DO “vous aime follement”. How could I not after a line like that? You’re a consummate poet, sweetheart. I look forward to your new posts every day.

  • awesome, glad to have you on team mad (good mad, as opposed to just fucking angry lol)
    thanks Georgie-pie, always good to see you here. :)

    – Kristin Reynolds

  • linaji
    linajiover 3 years ago

  • woohoooo! thank you, Lina, I always love seeing those iboobs gracing my poetry. :)

    – Kristin Reynolds

  • tylerpuppy
    tylerpuppyover 3 years ago

    Love the way you discribe withyour words asking the reader how they see…you made me ask myself the question. I fall into several catagories which makes me human. Enjoy your writings.

  • thanks Tyler, so much. x

    – Kristin Reynolds

  • alsounknownas
    alsounknownasover 3 years ago

    very lovely work!

  • Hey man, thanks bunches!

    – Kristin Reynolds

  • raymondoantonio
    raymondoantonioover 3 years ago

    More romance, more dreamers, more poets!! MORE KRISTIN!! BELLISSIMO!! XOXOXOXO

  • hells bells, Raymondo, I am proud to call you brother!
    xoxox thank babe!

    – Kristin Reynolds

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellover 3 years ago

    Oh yeah my kindred,
    nothing like closing your eyes whether literally or not and then opening them to a new place and time…
    wonderful writing xoxoxo

  • Thanks huneybabe. x

    – Kristin Reynolds

  • jacqleen
    jacqleenover 3 years ago

    I love the quiet DARE here…“Go ahead. Be brave. Look.” :)
    This is a journey that it def needs to be taken…loved reading this :) xx

  • I always did love a good dare. ;) thanks luv. I love seeing you grace my page. xx

    – Kristin Reynolds

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