when I have entire imaginary conversations in my head but fail to detect the pattern because it has become so adept at camouflage (or what she doesn’t know has nothing to do with what I don’t know) (a poem)

This is either really daring or utter crap.

on this side of the line meaning twists like fine twine fraying stray threads the entire way     /////     I am easily seduced by her disembodied voice offering me American gothic and psych-ward romance but promising me nothing     /////     wide-eyed innocence meets imminent breakdown     /////     I am besotted     /////   she looks at me when she notices I’m tapping my feet     /////     I stop tapping my feet when she looks at me     /////     on that side of the line the cocoon houses a chrysalis in metamorphosis     /////     I don’t know why I’m drawn to drama     /////     she closes her eyes and lets the music carry her away     /////

on this side of the line I am easily seduced by her disembodied voice     /////     a chrysalis in metamorphosis promising me nothing     /////     she looks at me when I fall silent     /////     I stop tapping my feet when she looks at me     /////     besotted of my own volition     /////     on that side of the line the cocoon houses drama     /////     she notices I’m drawn     /////     she closes her wide-eyed innocence     /////     I don’t know why I’m tapping my feet     /////    fine twine twists meaning the entire way     /////     stray threads fraying    /////     offering imminent breakdown     /////     American gothic     /////     psych-ward romance     /////     the music meets her eyes     /////     I wish I could see what she sees     /////     but carry me away     /////     and let’s     /////

her disembodied voice     /////     a chrysalis in psych-ward gothic     /////     promising me the cocoon     /////     she notices I fall silent when she looks at me     /////     fine twine offering imminent breakdown twists meaning   /////   and let’s     /////     fraying of my own volition     /////     I’m drawn on that side of the line     /////     besotted     /////     wide-eyed innocence houses drama     /////     she closes the entire way     /////   stop     /////     nothing on this side of the line     /////     tapping my feet I don’t know why I’m tapping my feet     /////     her     /////     her eyes     /////     the stray threads     /////     metamorphosis     /////     I am easily seduced by what she sees     /////     I wish I could see music     /////     romance     /////     carry me away     /////

I am easily seduced by metamorphosis     /////     meaning     /////     promising nothing     /////     imminent fraying the entire way     /////     disembodied innocence tapping this side of the line     /////     she houses drama     /////     I’m besotted     /////     her psych-ward voice drawn to me     /////     a chrysalis fall silent      /////     let’s stray threads     /////     the line my own volition    /////     romance     /////     she notices     /////     imminent breakdown     /////     the cocoon twists     /////     offering wide-eyed gothic     /////     fine twine     /////     I don’t know why I’m on that side     /////     twists carry me away     /////     when she looks at me     /////     her eyes     /////     what she sees     /////     music closes     /////     stop     /////

(24 October 2018)


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