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Exit 7b

1.
they say everything here is
somewhere in the middle of the road
where names get bleached and keys forget about their doors
and there is something we should dig our coated nails into; 
the layers of regret and anger
that our mothers tell us to peel off 

2.
but the sun bakes us too hard and rancid
laying down on styrofoam mattresses
where someone pokes their thumbs through the plastic
watching nothing but empty bubbles reflecting
and life is faded, glossy pages of a magazine
with a worn bar stool with cigarette burns thrown in between

3.
and we all carry this restless, tormented beauty 
that gets up and leaves
as soon as they say
it will settle down 


© Gry W Christensen

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 10/14/2014 4:03:00 PM
I agree with Mystic Rose. you are such an intriguing writer. I cannot write this way. I guess that is why there are some who do so well in free verse while others are in rhyme. I enjoyed this poem and hope to see more of you, Gry.
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Gry Christensen
Date: 11/5/2014 4:00:00 PM
Hi Andrea, I tend to stick to free verse, I do enjoy rhyming and sonnets, however written by others. :) Perhaps my brain is not very structured. Thank you so much for your nice and positive words! All the best, Gry
Date: 10/10/2014 5:48:00 PM
Gry, A quite fascinating write here. The imagery you've employed here Gry in all three sections of the poem is for me both quite visual and demonstrative. I've FAV'd this write, because it's one that I will want to come back to read and read again. I like the "thinking man orientation" of your poetry. Not everyone is capable of writing as you do in this very visual and challenge manner. I try to make people think as well, which is a continual struggle in and of itself. A "7"-- Outstanding! Gary
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Gry Christensen
Date: 11/5/2014 3:53:00 PM
Hei Gary Thank you so much for your kind words, positivity and encouragement! It means a lot. Especially on this piece. All the best, Gry
Date: 10/10/2014 7:15:00 AM
Provocative writing with multiple messages hidden between the lines. Deciphering this poem the beauty awaits! Beautifully done , dear Gry!
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Gry Christensen
Date: 11/5/2014 3:42:00 PM
Hi Demetrios! Thanks so much for the time spent reading and your positive feedback! All the best, Gry
Date: 10/10/2014 12:23:00 AM
Excellent writing but I don't understand why the title is called 7b...???The Poem itself is very well done...Thank You for sharing this with Me...Your New Friend Char-
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Gry Christensen
Date: 10/19/2014 7:51:00 PM
Hi again Charlene, Thank you so much for asking. :) All the best, Gry
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Charlene Wilcox
Date: 10/10/2014 3:37:00 AM
Gotcha and I gave You a 7 because I just knew it was something new that I had not learned yet...TY for helping Me out and You are very welcome...
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Gry Christensen
Date: 10/10/2014 1:08:00 AM
Hi Charlene, many thanks for reading and your very nice comment. It's great to meet you and I look very much forward to read your poetry. Exit 7b is the (imaginary) exit one needs to take in order to get to the in middle of nowhere town where this poem takes place. I tend to write very free form and I guess that effects my choice of titles too sometimes. Thank you again! All the best, Gry
Date: 10/9/2014 4:46:00 PM
I can't tell you everything I like about this poem, maybe its the expression or maybe the choice of words and mean. All I can say is that I really enjoyed it, very well done.
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Gry Christensen
Date: 10/9/2014 5:54:00 PM
Hello Jay, thank you so much for reading and your very nice comment. I am glad you like it, it really means a lot to hear. All the best, Gry