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Lump

Tiny spiders spill forth from a crack
in the plaster wall.  Crawling, spelling
out the answers I’ve sought.
Filthy wall vibrates with words.

Words, that drip and ooze down
onto the asbestos tile. Breaking
up, each letter sizzles into a small 
cloud which rises into flickering fluorescence.

Words that are the answers
I’ve sought all along.
Answers to the questions
that I never asked.

If only I could remove myself
from this concave mattress,
capture the smoke.
See what I saw.

Thaw.
10 tons of icy sins
crushing my limbs.
Preventing all movement.

Save a blink here and there.
Clearing the blur of dried eyes.
Bringing into focus her approach.
Injecting dull relief into my veins.

Fighting sleep to learn
more.  I can’t ...



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  1. Date: 3/6/2010 2:56:00 PM
    i love this!

  1. Date: 3/1/2010 11:02:00 AM
    Welcome to Poetry Soup. Excellent poem

  1. Date: 3/1/2010 9:14:00 AM
    I would like to welcome you to PoetrySoup James. I also wish you the best in your writing endeavors. If you have questions please feel free to ask anyone here. We are all willing to help and if we don't know the answer we will find someone who does. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/1/2010 8:16:00 AM
    wow this is a very powerful piece. im not sure exactly what way you meant it but i took it as a tortured soul searching for the reasons why and dealing with depression and guilt from all the bad things they/I/we have commited and it weighs heavily on our souls. great very powerful write, i loved the imagery it was brilliant (im a sucker for imagery in a poem) i really enjoyed the read and it made sense to me in my own way. Jo