In and Out

ships could sink in these hollowed

sockets where eyes should stare

and there's nothing there

but a vague trace of personality

handing out smiles like subway tokens

slid under bulletproof panes

wrapped in the dirty blankets

of the man who sleeps in the doorway

hunger dulls her sympathy

breeds wild indifference

knees boney and scarred

from the gravel leaving

canyons in her paleness

and water seems to dissolve

every ounce of resolve

in her sandstone and granite bones

◄ Skipping Doses

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Alexandra Rockwell Lorenz

Wed 18th Jan 2017 19:16

Thank you, Randall. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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Randall Eckstein

Sat 14th Jan 2017 01:09

Such imagery in your metaphors. I love this kind of poem where everything is described so keenly. Please keep sharing more. 😃

<Deleted User> (13762)

Fri 13th Jan 2017 17:43

if it's good - and it usually is - I'm happy to wait! 😃

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Alexandra Rockwell Lorenz

Fri 13th Jan 2017 17:33

I know, it's been so difficult for me to produce anything these days.

I will make an effort to write and share more often.

<Deleted User> (13762)

Fri 13th Jan 2017 17:26

good to have another excellent ARL offering to read - I just wish we didn't have to wait so long.

good also to see you haven't lost that delightfully deft touch with word choice and lightness of structure.

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Alexandra Rockwell Lorenz

Fri 13th Jan 2017 16:45

Thank you. I appreciate your comment.

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Ravens Tear

Fri 13th Jan 2017 16:33

I truly love the images this poem and what is brings to my minds eye. Hauntingly beautiful.

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