Still Life.

By Malice In Wonderland

I tried to draw a still life
once.

Charcoaled lines
That screamed across empty porcelain avenues Like drawing souls
in the Sand at high tide
Constantly swept away
In a mood of seamless fury

You were like black coffee and cigarettes
Dark and drifting 
Coils of smoke and ash
Scattered
In the storm

I fell asleep
By the shores
Waiting

on

A break in the Maelstrom
or

Smooth canvas
promising
Shaded knowledge
Among the coastlines
 
I scoured the sunsets
For all the colors
I never noticed Splashed over the horizons
of an unconscious mind

But I woke up 
and all I saw
was your name still traced in front of me

 

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Copyright 2016 Rain In The Willows
Published on Tuesday, November 15, 2016.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • Void Vortex On Wednesday, November 16, 2016, Void Vortex (318)By person wrote:

    the last line brought it well into perspective. thanx for sharing :)

  • Bornfrompain On Tuesday, November 15, 2016, Bornfrompain (850)By person wrote:

    This was amazing!!! - BFP

  • Anna McCarra On Tuesday, November 15, 2016, Anna McCarra (407)By person wrote:

    Your poem has become that still life that you couldn't draw, and it has captured the things you couldn't hold into a beautiful, wistful reverie. Scholar

  • A former member wrote: a beautifully penned quiet moment...captured in a still life -HM Scholar

  • indefined On Tuesday, November 15, 2016, indefined (19)By person wrote:

    A deep and quiet resignation is usually more forceful than an unleashed anger, as the latter produces this lingering miasma in the chest, and the former is usually a flash int he pan, eventful then forgotten. /hugs

  • indefined On Tuesday, November 15, 2016, indefined (19)By person wrote:

    This reminded me of a song for some reason ; lyrics are on my profile ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFW2HqtwWNQ

  • blue On Monday, November 14, 2016, blue (1454)By person wrote:

    There is a reason you've always been one of my favourites. However, I n-n-noticed an error. Just saying. :) ~b

  • Devil lyn On Monday, November 14, 2016, Devil lyn (387)By person wrote:

    However the charcoaled lines, this was just simply stunning and mesmerizing ... Devlin.

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