by Leo Durrant
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Come join me.
We'll put the top down and
down Mourning Blvd towards
You can undo your hair and
let the wind comb and uncomb it
from the top, down
(t a n g l e . . .
u n t a n g l e.
r a v e l . . .
u n r a v e l.)
until it pulls so hard the roots
and you can let your cares
through the loose roots until they escape
out of your head
and we'll leave them in our wake.
We'll pass your work.
(you can leave one there)
We'll pass the bank.
(leave another there)
We'll pass the cemetery.
Keep that one.
Put it in your pocket for later
and we'll drive through the foothills
to the top of that hill behind the
and we'll watch the
freeway shoot out of the top of the
spilling its carnage of
lights and traffic and worries and death
for miles southward.
And we'll look at things from the
to make them seem smaller.
And we won't say a word --
we'll just let Thom Yorke tell us How To Disappear Completely.
We're not here.
This isn't happening.
Then I'll lend you my shoulder
and my heart
and we'll be
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|Reviewed by Axilea MU
|There is something very intimate that remains symbolic in this poem. I would even say that part of the imagery is very surreal.
Feelings come out of somewhere and not so innocently.
They're made of love and death, worries and a world turned upside down... until we all disappear one day, don't we?
I don't know about the "song aspect", I read this as a poem.
Until next time,
|Reviewed by l West (Reader)
|I love this. I can feel it. I agree with Charlie. You need to check around for a musician, do you know any? Linda|
|Reviewed by Charlie
|I love this poem. I think it would also make great lyrics set to music with a little refrain. It would not harm this poem one iota to have the title repeated at the bottom either. I know the song you mentioned too...
The whole piece has great atmosphere.
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|Reviewed by William Cryer
|Ho ho ho. Being Christmas and all, I thought I'd stop by, ;) Your poem makes me happy. Makes my jiggle quiver from top down. And as I'm now a Kringle, that says a lot. Keep them coming...I'll expect a lot of 'em next Christmas when I come back, or no presents for you! Mho ho ho!|
|Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
|such an interesting way to say such sweet and loving things-sounds like a wonderful invitation!|
|Reviewed by blue soplain
|i love the pure aesthetics of this; the driving force nehind the images.. .feel the wind ripping through the words. ..
|Reviewed by Michael Guy
|very cool poem for sure; nice driving!|
|Reviewed by Chuck Keller
|You have an impressive talent. Great work!|