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#439535 - 06/29/13 03:35 PM Numbed
toddop Offline

Registered: 10/14/11
Posts: 233
Loc: California

Cold Hands
Brittle bones
Dark thoughts
Sharp stones…

My hands have been cold lately
I thought,
Pulling on gloves
That once
I had chided others
For wearing.

Now, I embrace that need
But even the dark fuzzy
Of that buffer does little to warm
The tools of this trade.

I could shove my hands
Into fire
And feel a momentary
Flicker of warmth
Riding the saddled back of pain
Who rears up and neighs
Like an old roan companion
But the cold returns
Mostly quicker than it should.

Pulling on gloves
Shapes my pain like avoidance
Hiding under a veil
Like a nervous bride
Scared to meet a match
In which there was no say.
Blinded under a hood
Like a convicted man
Unable to see the swinging axe
On his last day.

But I have seen the fear
That from our union
Shares my bed
And I have felt the blade
That from your stroke
Severed my head

Rolling out into that void
Where there is no warmth
No thought
No form

Just the clinging detachment
The swimming emptiness
And the disappearing swirl
Like my breath
On this cold and shivery night

"Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds."
-Albert Einstein

#439550 - 06/29/13 09:09 PM Re: Numbed [Re: toddop]
tommyb Offline

Registered: 11/29/10
Posts: 367
Loc: American South
like the quote


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