A Poetry Interlude

May 1, 2011 at 2:38 pm (Goth, Meme, Travel) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

One hour in a time machine. Where to?

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I give to you – a Villanelle.

Time Travel

Backwards. Forwards. Anything is better than standing still.
Who do I want to be? Where do I want to go?
There is too much quiet. I am inert, motionless, still.

Climbing up, heading beyond, growing over the hill;
Time is standing still and I am slow, late for the show.
Backwards. Forwards. Anything is better than standing still.

There is nothing and nothing. I have no free will
To be anywhere but here? To go with the tide’s flow?
There is too much quiet. I am inert, motionless, still.

There were cries. There were screams. Freedom? (Bastille).
Who would I have been? Far, far away and ever so very long ago.
Backwards. Forwards. Anything is better than standing still.

I was not, never was, one of those dressed to kill
Never there in the frost, snow when a boat hit an ice floe …
There is too much quiet. I am inert, motionless, still.

I am drawn to the cold, a creature enamored, heartless, chill …
I am Distance. I am Time. I court Death. (You know).
Backwards. Forwards. Anything is better than standing still.
There is too much quiet. I am inert, motionless, still.

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2 Comments

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