A string of meandering thoughts

Surf’s crash, the chorus…
Old men reading books aloud,

Coffee shop Elijah’s, and everyone listens.
Kettle drum hearts beating loud.

Arterial opus conducted from
tongue to ear,

as the gulls and terns
scream their approval.
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Tongue to ear,
the sounds…
Words…
Whispers,
Emotions, singing
choruses of indigo blues
smiling…
Laughing…
Whispers,
My secret.
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My secret?
None really,
searching for secrets?
Always,
but then again, knowledge is not a secret.
It is a treasure box, to be searched for and opened.
To revel in the riches that reside therein.
Secrets? Not really
Knowledge, yes, knowledge.


Yes knowledge, It has been said that
there have been many who have read themselves stupid.

Rather than communing with their intellect,
they suckle at the breast of opinion and hearsay.

Knowledge, wisdom, the ability to reason
independently from didactic, dungeon dwelling trolls,

waiting for you to cross the bridge of life’s experience and
charging you a toll for the privilege…


Black chalk renderings
on a stark white board.

Bone white, skeletal
Lines quiver, eel.

Dark eyed mistress,
rotten apple on the desk,

teaching tykes mortality
bone finger tutor less.
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Gurney strapped,
thorazine placations,
a deadly dose of the daily ration.

Straightjacket hugs,
and drooling mugs,
doing that chemical shuffle.

That man in the mirror,
he is not me;
I would never dress so irregularly.

The voices, screaming,
shut up, shut up SHUT UP!!!!

And the pinch prick needle wonders of
oblivion, find a home once again.


Sky tears October
me with no umbrella
lacrimae has come

A string of meandering thoughts

burk28

Warren, United States

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A series of short poems written back to back over a 2 or three hour period

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