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Those never worked.
They left me with still images
jagged at the edges.
Those edges cut the light,
bled it to a clot.
I watched the highway through a reel,
jumping toward me, passing on.

Those never worked.
They tripped up my coherency.
Made altogether trival things
seem lasting and important.
But when I woke in the morning
nowhere near the highway
with the phone across my chest...

Who did I call in that moment?
What was the tone of my voice?
What did I ask for, thinking it?

The phone is made of distinct tones,
twining deftly into a ring,
a call out for attention --
for silence.

Those edges bled against the throb.
The phone was too warm, the voice within
too frightened of whom might respond.

I think what if I. Rien?
Threaded what remained with new thread.

A marionette jump-bobbing,
leaning his poor head against the wall,
a painted-on smile,
a floating gait,
his limbs collected beneath him.

Those never worked.

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1 posted 09-04-2003 12:21 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

The take-home message of this one is: Mikey needs sleep. *yawn*
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2 posted 09-04-2003 03:51 PM       View Profile for Allysa   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Allysa

Then sleep.

This was much enjoyed, sadly, not much absorbed because my brain feels as though it is ooozing out.
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3 posted 09-04-2003 09:38 PM       View Profile for Wind   Email Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Wind

ugh...sleep. why am I plauged to live with only four hours of it? although I might have slept for seven yesterday. I don't remember.

oh and I kept thinking roadkill on the highway of love.

insanity is not a crime

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4 posted 09-04-2003 11:46 PM       View Profile for Kaoru   Email Kaoru   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kaoru

Sleep is all too often just a passing friend..

This write is really awesome..

I'm saving it, if you don't mind.
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Errant thoughts always find a receptive mind.

*smile*
xxoo
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Glad you all enjoyed. Here lies the fits and starts of a depression.
 
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