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Oh, hey ... more poems

Yeah, not that anybody is actually reading them ... but I seem to be on quite a tear on writing these little "missives from my misery" this month. I'm actually not typically in as bad a place as these poems would indicate, just the "place where I write from" is NOT in a very good state these days. Anyway, here's the first of three new ones ...


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                    ALL FATAL VISIONS


                    flat-line morning
                    no response
                    the brain
                    goes empty
                    almost zen
                    fact and fact
                    observations stream
                    no mirror

                    we do not achieve
                    this state
                    it falls to us
                    from damage
                    abusive pain
                    we are drained
                    leaving void
                    as default

                    still, the world
                    will not release,
                    not in the nexus
                    of external demands,
                    it hovers ghostly
                    upon the mind
                    unable to engage,
                    insensitive to fight

                    what lacks substance?
                    do I fade away
                    or does the world?
                    we would appear
                    to no longer occupy
                    the same space
                    the same time
                    now so apart

                    no matter the distance
                    the bands pull tight,
                    the razor wire
                    wraps and cuts;
                    no matter the disengagement
                    the smothering mass
                    crushes in upon us
                    from every side



                             - Brendan Tripp
                                04/15/2002

                    Copyright © 2002 by Brendan Tripp
 
 



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