Off The Grid

Chimera Poetry

My head is full of angels and demons
 
but only the demons give practical advice
 
and I’ve written so many pleading letters
 
 sending them off in bottles
 
but the sea has never returned any.
 
And I ask everywhere
 
When
 
and all I hear is
 
 Have faith
 
but Faith and I never got along well.
 
And if anyone is going to ride to my rescue they need to have a backup plan
 
because I have fallen off the grid.
 
With little left to say and little to capture the eye
 
my face of sameness presses into the highway of bark 
 
on a tree straggling at the end of the woods.
 
And when I dare to raise my head and look around
 
I see no one
 
no one
 
only a night breeze carrying dust…

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About chimerapoet

I write. I write a lot. A. LOT. There are times I am half blind with a sentence ricocheting off the walls of my stupid, cant be shut off to save my life, brain. I am miserable until I get it down on paper. Punch it up a bit. Usually cross out half of it. And then breathe. Relax. Only to do it all again..... But I just thought that was me. How I am. Not a writer....noooo...not me. Writers are.....writing people. People Who Write. REALLY write. Write things that matter. All grown up very important things. Not.....me. I am just a scribbler of sorts. And I was/am content with that....if it's true, well then....a scribbler am I. Until the thought wormed its way in to my brain (the furtive sneaky bitch) that maybe...just maybe...that is writing. My style. My strange way. But....still writing. So here I am at the dance. Not sure I know any of the moves and the music is entirely mine. But.....only one way to find out. Would you care to join me?
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2 Responses to Off The Grid

  1. othermary says:

    Oh, I like this very much…Angels and demons, “…but only the demons give practical advice.” Isn’t that always the way? Good stuff here.

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