It’s All One in The End

21 Aug

The guardian of that freethinker!
Oh, my God!- it’s horrible I
always regarded him as a
tare among everything,
everything.

Then suddenly serious a
worm into an apple, eating
his wife? Till there was
nothing left for him.

Incredibly strong!

I wanted to run away
rather than bite off
your own leg then
you lay there like
a snake
wide awake
as a master-
you scorned me.

I tried to use your
conscience- make you
look at yourself in
the water that I
lay in.

I tried to swim
down, down
till I reached
your hands
like giant crabs
ready to seize
my very soul.

Not one- no
trace of the
poison that
lies there now-
like me silent
calm
unconscious?

Brilliant- it’s
night
or
day-
summer
or
spring.

Hear how he’s working
away. Are you
happy
or
miserable?

Unable to be free-
he’ll cut you to-
motionless like
a stork waiting
to strike.

Pounce on your victim,
you have a bad
conscience. People
call it the rattrap
on their way home
from the theater-
you sit there
innocent.

You do your duty,
calculating your
opportunities
and
shipwrecks
like a goddess
reclining.

I know you’re
unhappy
hurt-
after all it
was you who
taught me
to drink.

Are you…

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2 Responses to “It’s All One in The End”

  1. David King August 22, 2011 at 5:56 am #

    I’d love to know which comes first: the image or the poem. To me the images are so stimulating, I’ve been assuming that they are primary. I can quite see that the poetry, which is equally excellent, could so easily come from them… but maybe I’ve got it wrong!

    • mattspotentialpoetry August 22, 2011 at 5:14 pm #

      Dave, it’s an excellent question, and I can tell you that each poem on the blog has come first and then I track down an image that I feel is a wonderful corollary to the piece itself, or at other times I take pencil or pastels to paper because the poem demands a direct original piece of art in my brain! Maybe the future will see some poems born forth from the imagery it would be a damn fine concept. Thanks for reading, and for the thoughtful question. Namaste.

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