Death of Aquarius

By dwells

I once knew a man who made lists.
He kept them in a galvanized pail.

Because he had no legs
He thought himself immortal.
Until he died.

You remind me of him.
You have never lived
Except in fear.
Immobilized by your careful life.

In sackcloth garments,
Worn by righteous robots
To cover their nakedness,
For having tasted temptation.
In recurrent dreams of denial;
Predictably unremarkable.

While I remain unlettered and morose,
Repelled by the screeching and grinding
Of your unlubricated gears,
As you shed teeth and print another list.
Your re-programmed fantasies
Of decaying desperation.

Consoled by my rusted bucket of passions;
Leaking the bitter blood of hard luck angels
Marinating in my melancholia.
Carnal recollections returned to the stars
For a final blessing.

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Copyright 2018 dwells
Published on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.     Filed under: "Reflective" and "Poetry"

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  • Alchemist On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, Alchemist (876)By person wrote:

    I do not look forward to the death of Aquarius being a Valentine's baby myself but when I do I hope I've done more with my life than spin my wheels and grind my gears. Cheers

  • Jonas Robinson On Tuesday, June 5, 2018, Jonas Robinson (656)By person wrote:

    You make me jealous.

  • Devilish On Friday, April 13, 2018, Devilish (3792)By person wrote:

    poetic perfection ... i * bow * to you dwells .. Scholar

  • Cattarax On Sunday, March 4, 2018, Cattarax (181)By person wrote:

    Tasting temptations in dreams of denial ... So many times I have done this ... Crazy though when you deny temptation it always makes you wonder if that temptation would result in something addictively incredible

  • Arwen On Wednesday, February 28, 2018, Arwen (311)By person wrote:

    I am addicted to writing to do lists.

  • dwells On Thursday, March 1, 2018, dwells (5803)By person wrote:

    WA, WV, PD, Miss Nat, and Bro Mo. Cheers all and many thanks for the gift of your time and worthy comments. WA - sometimes I lose my to do lists, and when I make a replacement I obsess if an item is missing :) Cheers all! - Dan

  • Wr1tt3n V3ng3anc3 On Monday, February 26, 2018, Wr1tt3n V3ng3anc3 (189)By person wrote:

    Intriguing as always, i appreciate the story being told and how the words you weave with piece together a vivid scene. Much to be admired in every line. A fine glass of poetry!

  • molock On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, molock (326)By person wrote:

    you're a gem Dan, it's a pleasure to read your work there;s never a dull moment in your words. DP is blessed to have you as a member. i raise my glass to you my friend ...Cheers! - m0

  • Drea On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, Drea (1525)By person wrote:

    Dan. I'm keeping this. That's really the only compliment I can give this.

  • dwells On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, dwells (5803)By person wrote:

    Hi Drea - It took me longer to come up with a title than it did to compose (not counting a dozen edits that have a tendency to kill a piece entirely if overdone - I do that sometimes, and discard when I've lost focus). Cheers my friend! - Dan

  • Clydes_Bonnie On Tuesday, February 20, 2018, Clydes_Bonnie (65)By person wrote:

    It has been quite some time since I have visited this place... and what a pleasure to have been able to read your work first. Quenching my thirst Dwells. Thank you.

  • dwells On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, dwells (5803)By person wrote:

    Much appreciated CB and welcome back to the darkness; you have been missed! - Cheers! - Dan

  • midnights voice On Tuesday, February 20, 2018, midnights voice (1115)By person wrote:

    And not a word of profanity . "While I remained unlettered and morose" struck home to me . A master of words does nothing to control them . Someday we will all kick our bucket of dreams goodbye .

  • dwells On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, dwells (5803)By person wrote:

    You always see what lurks beneath MV; an uncommon skill. Cheers my friend! - Dan

  • Lux On Tuesday, February 20, 2018, Lux (324)By person wrote:

    I wasn't aware you could make me feel something. How dare you. This was penned with some sort of "Tsk tsk" happening. Tonguing regret but still just hopeful enough to hold your bowl out and ask for more.

  • dwells On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, dwells (5803)By person wrote:

    Means more than you can know Goldie; thanks so much for the high praise, and cheers for all you have meant to us over the years! - Dan

  • Lux On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, Lux (324)By person wrote:

    You're going to make me blush, darling. X's and O's.

  • Damien On Tuesday, February 20, 2018, Damien (182)By person wrote:

    An artist is at his best when he allows the inspiration to flow uninhibited. I see that in this piece.

  • dwells On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, dwells (5803)By person wrote:

    I almost said what I meant to Damien; after an almost "too cute" opening. Cheers! - Dan

  • Bornfrompain On Tuesday, February 20, 2018, Bornfrompain (836)By person wrote:

    Deep and dark I love it! - BFP

  • dwells On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, dwells (5803)By person wrote:

    You are the deep one my friend. Cheers! - Dan

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