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The Heart is an Amnesiac

July 29, 2021
By Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
129 articles 33 photos 956 comments

Favorite Quote:
Love, because you can’t love your way out of the lunatic asylum, but it makes it more fun to be a lunatic.
--Me


Confrontation

Late calls—

I am worried down to thin bones and sharp prickles, like a poison cactus.

I am worried down to shadows of garbage cans

Scraping across self-conscious pavement

Screeching with baby eyes and pouty lips.

Don’t confront me, saying I have forgotten time

I have not forgotten

How to trip over chunks of bleeding gravel.

Time I found somewhere else

Time I took off walking

Gave up on all this talking,

Somewhere where a faded yellow gas station is home

Like a submarine in the peace-dove desert.

Spanish peanuts grow on trees,

Dripping butter falls on popcorn bushes

Caramel chocolate cherries are wrapped in purple bows,

Violin strings

Yellowbird wings

Coneflowers in my hair

Bonga drums and silver harpsichords in the air

Lime-green trees and magenta trains—

Time I found paradise,

No reasons, no time, no seasons,

No sense of shame, depression, or regret,

No sense of direction,

Amnesia—

Nothing and nothing and nothing

Left on earth to forget.


The author's comments:

Very very very stream-of-consciousness...


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on Aug. 14 2021 at 5:44 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
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Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

...i cant explain my trhouughts. you turned feelings into9 words

on Aug. 14 2021 at 5:43 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
196 articles 22 photos 1038 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

...i cant explain my trhouughts. you turned feelings into9 words