Platitudes

I am tired behind my eyes

and in the spaces between my toes

the feelings in my heart now spread through

some unknown process

into the outermost reaches of my body

like drops of mercury they are heavier than they appear

and yet they rise rise rise

into the heavens

in the connections

electricity jives

a consciousness emerged

unrequested

observed by that maker of clocks

set the ticking into motion

the sound that reverberates in our ears when we are in

a silent room

I did not ask to be here

a little second in the scheme of a lifetime

insignificant and contrived

without inconsistency there would be nothing

say the physicists

so why does inconsistency threaten my sanity

prideful in our institutionalization

we compete for the title of most fucked up

not content to fall into the majority

who strives to be average

that steep line that demarcates normality

I fill my stomach with all the things I do not know

until I am satisfied

properly informed of my ignorance

am I the only one who senses the futility

shake yourselves

my arms will not reach you

my words will fall on deaf ears

presumed to consist of angst

skim the lines

move on to the next hopeful

pages cut deep

and are drowned in sheer volume

dropped into waste bins and trash folders no hard feelings

my eyes and my toes ache

squeezing out uniqueness like toothpaste

cutting your fingers with the tube

◄ Unpublished

Churning out these half baked poems is really bumming me out ►

Comments

Claire

Fri 21st Oct 2016 14:31

Thank you so much!

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Alexandra Rockwell Lorenz

Fri 21st Oct 2016 13:36

Go up to the "Add blog entry" thing at the top of the page
? let me know if you have any other questions

Claire

Fri 21st Oct 2016 13:15

Okay this is kind of off topic, but do you know how to post poems? I just got this account last night, and for the life of me, I can't figure it out.

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Alexandra Rockwell Lorenz

Fri 21st Oct 2016 02:33

I love that you are confused by it because that's how I felt when I wrote it

Claire

Fri 21st Oct 2016 01:27

Wow. I really like your style. I like the idea of not separating into stanzas. I like poetry that leaves you a bit confused and wondering, and that's exactly what this did for me.

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