BTRIPP (btripp) wrote,

P is for POETRY (uh, and I guess Psychosis, too ...) - #8/8

... and still MORE poems!

                    THIS FAULTY WEB

                    what proceeds from this?
                    we have only delusion,
                    bits of realities
                    which are not,
                    fragments of worlds
                    not our own,
                    and of these build
                    this faulty web

                    all perceptions here
                    are warped, twisted,
                    made unreal by tides
                    subtle and unseen
                    except in their passage,
                    swamping schedules,
                    beaching dreams,
                    dragging vision into depths

                    we can trust nothing
                    framed within the day,
                    too many ulteriors
                    lurk past facades,
                    too many feints
                    draw off the focus,
                    allowing time to shift
                    and intent lose the game

                    it is all a scam,
                    this life an illusion
                    masked by our pain,
                    which, while in essence
                    as empty as all else,
                    is immediate, gripping,
                    and very much the theme
                    of both waking and dreams

                    we sense the darkness call
                    and feel the vertigo
                    of the approach of the abyss,
                    soon new gravities
                    shall drag us lower still
                    to abased states,
                    deeper shadows,
                    and sadder days

                             - Brendan Tripp

                    Copyright © 2002 by Brendan Tripp

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