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Leafy Bones

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

As I walk amongst you all

I have a confession.

It's about time and what it meant,
it's about memories and how they are spent,
it's the truth and the truth is
that I am clueless.

And for all these things
tumbling away,
I didn't secure my own mask first...

I don't vaguely remember if either or any of us
were saved,

or if I am here
or if I am there,

I opened the book
and fell defeat
a little oozing animal,
gasping
breathing
living

So sweetly delicate
cast upon me-
this disarray.

10 comments:

  1. I opened the book
    and fell defeat
    a little oozing animal,
    gasping
    breathing
    living

    what a vivid description...there are plenty days i feel a bit clueless myself...

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  2. I really like this,

    "And for all these things
    tumbling away,
    I didn't secure my own mask first..."

    Nice to meet you :)

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  3. I didn't secure my own mask first. Like this one.
    You have some good elements to this write.

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  4. Wow that was wonderfully descriptive, really conveyed your piece greatly, nice job!

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  5. Very intriguing and intense-- and well-crafted! xxxj

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  6. some very nice lines here. love the image of "defeat/
    a little oozing animal,..."

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  7. clueless, self-doubt, fear - oh, to be human - I know these feelings as well. stellar write.

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  8. I feel this way all the time Jen, I wear the mask, a suit of armor showing who I am supposed to be. But inside lurks just a little boy, always wondering "Why?" A most finite description of life I think.......

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  9. what a fantastic description and so well done. You have really captured your poem inside your descriptions love this very much
    http://gatelesspassage.com/2011/10/04/memories/

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