Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Life in a Petri Dish...

06/09/06

Life in a Petri Dish...

So like I write poems and stuff.....

Hopes haunted him
with interminable swiftness.
Like cracks in the ceiling they leapt
out to divide his mind.

Life in a Petri Dish, cracked along the edges.

The edges of tables stared
across their sparse loneliness
to the chairs for comfort.

Life in a Petri Dish, cracked along the edges.

War put out its cigarette on a child's head
under a bright blue sky.
Never-never land and napalm.
Afternoons measured by armed platoons and

Life in a Petri Dish, cracked along the edges.

His heart haunted her,
but she smiled and swallowed sadness,
walking unevenly over the scattered eggshells
and dreams she'd left behind.
A cold wind kissed her and brusquely moved on,
moved on away.

Life in a Petri Dish, cracked along the edges.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

i think i am falling in love with your writing.

D said...

Appreciate the comment wholeheartedly but can I at least have some clue as to who you are? Ha. [D]

Anonymous said...

my name is V and i am speaking on behalf of a girl who i love dearly. alas, she loves you. and although she holds you in very high regard, i reckon you're the biggest idiot on earth if you don't see what you are throwing away. she loves you, dashen naiker. and she does not give her heart away to any old fool. you must be worth something if she feels the way she does about you. if only she felt about me the way she feels about you. she's a gem. idiot.

D said...

Get a life.