Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Kristen de Kline # 121 This moment in time

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This moment in time
I never want   back

another day throws itself at me
slaps me,   harder

picks away at the scar tissue
empties out a household that fell

apart     rolls blue tack off Michael Jordan shooting
another hoop against the boy's blue between wall

gathers up body parts, disassembled
limbs     bruised organs    

lost hearts

the outline of a shiny boot in a wardrobe door
random tablets on the carpet in the bedrooms   screwed up

tissues   where bedheads and bedside tables slept
Ed dismantles them all with a Philips head   the boy

with no teeth   wraps them in grey blankets   carries
them out to the truck   have you ever seen

the rain   coming down  

II
110 k's driving down the Princes Highway
I want to go to the Steakhouse
and order
blue meat
raw   bloodied
and order
Fat Yak on tap
another   and   another   and

this moment in time
the storm before the calm
take it - it's all yours




8 comments:

  1. Raw and wonderful as ever Kristen!

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    1. Yes Rob - scarifying captures the atmosphere of the moment in time the poet wants to discard to somebody, anybody !

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    1. The imagery. The cadence. The ending. Yes. Yes. Yes.

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