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Portrait of a Young Man as The Artist
Take your calendar if you must
so you will not forget him.
It is that tome,
a fire and ice concoction
streaking grey and azure spiking to red,
that is given purchase
over man that it wakes.

A startling concatenation
of moan and earth shatttering
movement that greets us.
It is a dawn of complacent ego,
malefaction unlimited to blurry eyes,
every morning that builds this equation.

Do not stalk the demon of tomorrow.
In waking we rise to find
we are already dead in his arms.
It is all we can bear
not to break his hands,
a silken tangle of affection.

x posted to freewriters and cibola

Any title ideas?

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maelel From: maelel Date: January 8th, 2005 01:12 am (UTC) (Link)
I can't offer you a title, but I can say this. . . I have been online far too long today to feel an ounce self worth. I even went so far as to search for a person from Iraq between the ages of 20-26 who lists "peace" as an interest. I am hungry but I don't feel like eating. I have many things I could be doing to pass the time. I'm halfway through reading a novel, I received a new guitar amp yesterday, and it's Friday night. . . Yet I sit here at the computer, completely alone, and I haven't changed out of my pajamas yet.

This poem of yours identified with me. Not because of everything I just said, but for many other reasons.

You get an A+ for the day.
abmann From: abmann Date: January 8th, 2005 01:26 am (UTC) (Link)
I am conflicted. You are so depressed and complimented me. I am pleased that you enjoyed the poem, but the state of mind that you are in is a terrible thing.

Therefore, I put monkies in this comment as thanks:
maelel From: maelel Date: January 8th, 2005 01:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Okay. That actually really did make me smile. There is hope for me yet.

abmann From: abmann Date: January 8th, 2005 02:03 am (UTC) (Link)


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abmann From: abmann Date: January 8th, 2005 04:39 am (UTC) (Link)

If I could title it I would.

Tonight has been a good night for creative thingies.
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