Horror For The Homebound: A Poem
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Horror For The Homebound: A Poem

"Stack bodyweight atop my heels, steady my stance as chipped paint peels, shake the ground you grace but remain even keeled."

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Horror For The Homebound: A Poem
Photo by Kontirio.

I hope that behind muted screens of your perspective

the camera roll in your mind performs pensive plays

in translation from neurons to words on a page,

how my thoughts timely trickle into graphite

with your voice between the lines;

reminders to read the fine print.


Ghosts of gradient fingertips left on my waist

guide me by the hip through crowds that fluctuate,

and my instinctual tick without thinking

brings displaced dissonance to the bodies passing by.

Clarity somewhere and somehow promises to replace

the hungover haze in the whites of our eyes,

you know whereabouts to find me

take your grand old time.


In a land of tentative trades I finally understand

that there's no alternative kin carrying my cross

once I wrote in my skin that I am the messenger,

whether I mean to be or not.

Despite where the legs of life may lead

I'll follow foraged scent that lingers leftover

from the places my bones have laid, or will lay;

hanging onto the faith that it envokes the road

back to origins of rhythm flows.


Until then, forgive my tender stature

as I pace the world with a spirit of wonder

kept in my collection the petals of flowers to dry

and my taste for seductively stinging thorns alike.

I'll keep a place warm for you in my killing jar

where lifelines of paradox meet polar extremes

a mirror image of the tissue I've felt scarred

creeps into contorted sheets.


The invitation extended hangs open to grace

conceptualization of right and wrong in grayscale shade

but who stands a mere mortal to dictate a determination

upon Brahman's bountiful empty space?

When stranded from shelter, self avoidance subdued

the unconscious arms race continues until proven out of use.

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