Rapture and Fatigue--Director's Cut

slapdashmonuments

Inspiration hits with a flash, stories written on the go. A rumble of laughter and the tale is heard only in echoes. The wind blows me in a new direction. Whom shall I visit next?


My heart has just burst

With a pain most exquisite-

Jumping on blisters

^

O I am weary!

My thoughts are eroding fast

Let them sluice away,

<

For they've disguised me.

Please wash away, scales from eyes,

And show me myself

>

How I've missed the truth

I scarce remember the grin

I wore when I was glad

\

Rinsed, it's not there now.

That is why I cloaked myself

The daylight feels fine

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The sun and I align

Again. Warmth connects with me

A circuit is renewed

X

Heart, drained of poisons,

Is rinsed clean; again it's filled

With light and with hope

@

Perhaps there's pow'r enough

To restore the girl you left,

Renew expired life

~

I was long resigned

To illness, to destruction,

Abandonment, pain

(

As you intended.

You jeered and mocked me, darling,

Landing one more blow

)

The skin drinks wine, ah!

The wounds knit the ruptures heal,

But time runs forward,

-

Not backward; Not the past.

The present sees its own birth

Without you, I'll begin

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No need to knock, Love--

Love itself, I mean, not you!

My arms thirst for peace.


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ElshaHawk LoA

ElshaHawk LoA

Ah, the healing tears that both close you off and open you up to love once again. This is beautifully written.

  • #1804 Posted 5 years ago
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slapdashmonuments

slapdashmonuments

Thank you Elsha! Actually your response points out a way of reading this that honestly did not come to mind during composition.

The various dingbats and characters between verses/haikus was at first just a typo, but I got into it a bit more in time. :D

  • #1827 Posted 5 years ago
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Inspired by (sequel to):

My heart exploded today

With a pain most exquisite

Like acne under digital pressure

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