Tuesday, December 6, 2016

5.12.16 (#339) Alive until this Myron Lysenko

(after reading Igor Aglitskiy's amazing poem about a life in exactly 100 words)

m
ade out of lust
he grew into a mistake
bed wet until puberty
an integral part of a dysfunctional family
tried not to be stupid
teachers not fooled
kept finding his lost temper
made friends and loved them
had jobs but didn’t work at them
fell in love with a fluffy jumper
married without procreation
a writer who wasn’t writing
alcohol and drugs failed to improve his mind
divorce
serial monogamist
ignored family
played sport until fat
produced two children
wrote several neglected books
tried to be caring
moved to the country to become a tree
alive until this line




Photo: Myron Lysenko

11 comments:

  1. Great. Terrific. And terrifically sad. A litany of many a life except that you wrote it and feel it and now I feel it too.

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    1. These are wonderful comments. Thank you, Rob.

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  2. yes, the tone of pathos without self pity is wonderful Myron. I think it's terrific too.

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    1. Thank you very much, Efi. This poem came out of an exercise where we had to write about a life from birth to death using exactly 100 words.

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  3. powerful and so good! I'm almost out of breath when I come to read the last line ... which puts anybody, like an animal, out of his-her-its misery !

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    1. What an amazing comment, Beatrice. Thank you very much.

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  4. I adore the second last line particularly

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    1. Thank you for letting me know, Lizz. I was uncertain about that line until i read
      your comment.

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    1. Thank you for your expression of astonishment, Melinda.

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