BTRIPP (btripp) wrote,

Another poem ...

Well, these haven't been flowing out quite the rate I'd anticipated ... but at least I'm back to working on them (I hated not writing, but felt I had to in order to break that cycle I was in!). Here's the latest:

                    PITS BETWEEN THE REELING

                    you get the idea
                    that the caramel apples
                    they sell in October
                    were dipped in July
                    and left to rot
                    on shelves of stores
                    why else so runny?
                    why else so soft?

                    these slip away
                    every one
                    so few leave documentation
                    so few a line in sand
                    this is one
                    but that voice too fades
                    wind across the dunes
                    erasing all recall

                    we ride
                    on strange beasts
                    never quite the same
                    yet linked somehow
                    by patterns we cannot see
                    systems of cohesion
                    which lead to common ends
                    though rarely our intent

                    too many wrongs
                    their shadows creeping
                    as brightness shifts
                    beneath our sight
                    all is darkness
                    behind facades
                    grasping, seething
                    lethal still

                    the others
                    have forgotten
                    or maybe sleep
                    they clutch delusion
                    and can not see
                    the gaping chaos
                    the vast abyss
                    of immanent demise

                             - Brendan Tripp

                    Copyright © 2000 by Brendan Tripp

- BT
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