By Six-Out


click. lighter-
flicker. to boom. on this

click. like a pen-
sent to write a poem. but
it's caught.

click. like a second hand-
spinning around a face to count

click. like these keys
pounding letters to make hearts

I can taste the smoke
in the air around this paper as
I write words that mean
absolutely nothing.
so I click.
this pen closed.
and hit
these keys.
to say


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Copyright 2012 Six-Out
Published on Tuesday, August 21, 2012.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • Burning Eden On Thursday, September 7, 2017, Burning Eden (564)By person wrote:

    I can taste this poem in my soul..

  • Drea On Sunday, November 20, 2016, Drea (1513)By person wrote:

    I miss you, jerk!

  • Lab Rat On Wednesday, January 6, 2016, Lab Rat (153)By person wrote:

    In but a second. Bravo.

  • Asura On Sunday, November 8, 2015, Asura (19)By person wrote:

    Dynamic motionless picture. Almoast alive. Its "combusting" ...

  • asphyxia On Saturday, January 3, 2015, asphyxia (57)By person wrote:

    Miss you terribly...

  • A former member wrote: Bow in the presents of greatness. Good play on words

  • soul_versing On Friday, May 30, 2014, soul_versing (1096)By person wrote:

    I love the sentiment tied up in the idea of what it is that inspires us to write. I know that for me, the idea of putting thoughts to written words flows naturally if my atmosphere around me is gloomy. That goes for even my happiest of writes. What an enjoyable read. -TG      Scholar

  • slow.burn.star On Saturday, September 28, 2013, slow.burn.star (86)By person wrote:

    6out. Come back. :)

  • Six-Out On Saturday, September 28, 2013, Six-Out (1481)By person wrote:

    You first. :)

  • bpathos On Friday, November 23, 2012, bpathos (84)By person wrote:

    Life between the seconds is un linear. I like this.

  • PoeticHellion On Monday, October 8, 2012, PoeticHellion (192)By person wrote:

    Everything you write still makes me shake. This just is more proof.

  • Dilated View On Tuesday, October 2, 2012, Dilated View (641)By person wrote:

    This felt frantic to me. As though if the words would just come you would have the perspective you need but time works against you. May be off in my understanding but enjoyed it all the same.

  • Malice In Wonderland On Saturday, September 29, 2012, Malice In Wonderland (1021)By person wrote:

    I'm not sure what to say... this was quick and pointed. almost sharp and painful.... but amazing, as always Scholar

  • A former member wrote: "and hit these keys to say 'hold on'." you are quite a bit more amazing than you think, jon. please, if nothing else, know that someone believes in you. Scholar

  • Beautiful Incidental On Tuesday, August 21, 2012, Beautiful Incidental (42)By person wrote:

    this was the voice in my head my last night ...

  • Six-Out On Tuesday, August 21, 2012, Six-Out (1481)By person wrote:

    I'm not sure if that's a good thing..

  • lovechild On Tuesday, August 21, 2012, lovechild (44)By person wrote:

    This is dark and hinting of disturbing things. I like it. So disturb us more please!

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