Absent

So a man walks into a bar. But there is no bar. He orders a drink from an absent bar man and stares at the tiles where a toilet used to be. He thinks, 'I drink. I piss. I am.'

And he stares at his empty glass and at the porcelain. There is nowhere to go and nothing to see so he closes his eyes.

He thinks, that maybe prayer would be a thing he could do now. But he has no religion or faith or belief. 

And though he is on his knees he doesn't know how. And maybe he has always been on his knees and just not realised. Or maybe he has never been on his knees and should have been more often. 

So he drinks water and fire and waits. And maybe this is all he ever could do. And maybe this is all he ever did. And maybe he never did this and always should have. 

And he crumbles. As the rain falls and the wind blows it seems he was never really there. And possibly he never was.

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Anthony

Sat 13th Jul 2019 23:47

We are all lost and forgotten
somewhere
We all crumble and break in
Even and yet
Disproportionate ways
We mainly
Set out to
Tread wisely
With shaky steps
And we all want a
Bit of privacy
As long as it’s hidden
By noise
Until it’s so
Noisy and
It’s time to complain
Short steps
With long legs
Are rarely
Allowed
And we’re all
Shouting at the mirror
Expecting it to
Break
Surprised and
Disappointed
When it doesn’t
But it shattered
Long before
We decided to look
We were just so busy
Looking elsewhere
And pretending
It was
(More)
Important

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Jason Bayliss

Mon 8th Jul 2019 01:07

Yep, have to say I value my privacy too much for fame.

J. x

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Lisa C Bassignani

Mon 8th Jul 2019 00:55

Sometimes it is fame that causes the crumble. One must always tread wisely.

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Jason Bayliss

Sun 7th Jul 2019 23:55

And with the exception of about two generations of family this is the story of almost all of us. I've often wondered if that's the reason why those that seek fame, seek fame, to stop themselves from being the, "Crumbling Man?"

J. x

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Lisa C Bassignani

Sun 7th Jul 2019 23:47

A lost and forgotten soul

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