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Coming True

The little bed shifts and jeers
(its worn quilt top sings out “Woah Nellie!”).
Away from the walls it careens
(heat rises from within – the sheets singe and smoke).
The dust bunnies under go bottoms up – thumping fiercely
(the same space where the young girl closed her eyes and covered her ears).
The floor buckles, kicking off dull varnish, popping out nails,
as the room spins – its blue walls open – becoming sky.

She is projected up and out – buoyant – wildly happy,
weighted by the angel who holds her but simultaneously
light and free as one perfect exhale.

The howls from the hall of forty years past
are drowned out by her cries of joy.
Transference neurosis:
a deliverance,
an exorcism,
a triumph as

She comes true.

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  • highbeam
    highbeamabout 3 years ago

    “Whoa Nellie” is right. A ‘WOW’ and a ‘Yeesh’ and an ‘Oh my gosh’ should proceed from this one. Is it an exorcism or something else? LOL Makes me think of the commercial (in the U.S.) that has the couple in the bed and the woman has the huge grin on… just plastered on… and nothing could remove it for at least an hour! I hope we are on the same page… and another rib tickler here. Great writing Cynthia… and you leave plenty to ponder here.

  • I’m smiling Russell!

    – Cynthia Lund Torroll

  • Leon A.  Walker
    Leon A. Walkerabout 3 years ago

    This is very nicely done!

  • Thank you Leon ~

    – Cynthia Lund Torroll

  • AnLile
    AnLileabout 3 years ago

    Sounds like quite a ride Cynthia. xox

  • A stretch of growth realized. xxoo

    – Cynthia Lund Torroll

  • evon ski
    evon skiabout 3 years ago

    delightful! and sooo triumphant. I feel like having a smoke now.

  • You made me laugh out loud Y! xxoo

    – Cynthia Lund Torroll

  • eon .
    eon .about 3 years ago

    A dreamer personified, Coming True …Great thought

  • Ah – thanks Stevie Wonder! x

    – Cynthia Lund Torroll

  • msdebbie
    msdebbieabout 3 years ago

    Final five lines are what sum it up best for me.
    Transference neurosis:
    a deliverance,
    an exorcism,
    a triumph as
    She comes true.

    Great writing xxx

  • Very flattered msdebbie. THANKS so much xxoo

    – Cynthia Lund Torroll

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellabout 3 years ago

    :))) triumphant xx

  • Dragon slayin’ ~ xxoo

    – Cynthia Lund Torroll

  • April Jarocka
    April Jarockaabout 3 years ago


  • I love that April!

    – Cynthia Lund Torroll

  • Peter Maeck
    Peter Maeckabout 3 years ago

    you come true as a poet with this one, Cynthia. … re: “Whoa Nellie,” follow this link:

  • Ha – I adore the newyorker cartoons. So funny and thanks Peter…

    – Cynthia Lund Torroll

  • Arcadia Tempest
    Arcadia Tempestabout 3 years ago

    Emancipation and integration!
    Party is at her place me thinks :O)
    I will bring my smile xx

  • LOVE that! THANKS so much m’dearest! xxoo

    – Cynthia Lund Torroll

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