Telekinesis

Man Holding Red Rose

Yes, I say, yes, I am not well
Forgotten: consumed by flames of authority, failures in the past
My mind – love the stories you tell, scared by your indifference
fear no evil when it’s all around me
primate circus where everyone plays their role
no content is needed as long as it rhymes and contains words
of four syllables and rated as old fashioned / very rare in the dictionary
(a boy half my age hits me and I let him)
Quiet.
The flesh is singing.
someday I’ll open my mouth
devour the devourer
become one with these words
sometimes I think I can’t say enough to make you fear me
sometimes I think I shouldn’t speak at all.

 

 

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20 thoughts on “Telekinesis

  1. fear no evil when it’s all around me — Ι loved this!

    sometimes I think I can’t say enough to make you fear me
    sometimes I think I shouldn’t speak at all. — And I think I know this feeling.

    Excellent words again, dear Henna!

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      1. I’m having a rough time too, H. To be missed, by you? By a talent so bright it makes me feel like a mere speculative spark dancing around a Bush fire at night in the open darkness? What a heart searing complement.❤️. I am not doing well. I am trying to write my second Black Metropolis novel ‘Envy the Dead’ whilst I have no paying work.. My medication is making me dopey during the day, and I’m still having sporadic insomnia at night.

        I meant my comment. Every word. I do not know you personally. Though I’d like to. Just know that I love you. As a person. As an artist. As a fellow human being. That I am in awe of you, as an artist. A light, born of inner darkness, that I seem to share. Two shades of black in an Internet orbit… 🎈Hit me up any time you want a chat Henna.

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      2. Damnit Steve, hate it when you make a comment more poetic than the actual poem! (Haha, just kidding of course.) I really wish you the best, know you will get through this. Hope you find joy in writing!
        I don’t know what to say except I’m baffled. ❤

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