Woe to the World

we’re so blind to the ways
we’re all blind
cliches,

and i’m not so inclined
to abandon all mine, no time
today for tomorrow’s
poorly pen spray

i drape black gloved hand ‘cross
my face and moan my cliches
in heavy overlay.

cello strings swell raven’s
tar wings as a record
skips from overplay.

image: http://grandcentralatelier.blogspot.com/2011/03/joshua-larock-new-paintings-and.html

image: https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-martyr-the-resurrection-of-Van-gogh/706952/6458249/view

i write, i don't know..

“write what you know!”

nah, just write down what you
want and don’t sweat what
who does or doesn’t
know,

though i know fewer things
than i’d dare admit,

heh, ya catch what
i just did?

see? i never know which
secret’s safe or best hid or
dare i admit it?

best part of art is love,
oh! and not givin’
a shit
.

and i care so little and give so
few shits that i wrote a
whole dumb poem
chewin’ out the
subject.

image: https://www.wallpaperflare.com/white-and-multicolored-abstract-painting-ink-symmetry-paint-splatter-rorschach-test-wallpaper-311637

image: https://medium.com/@okorafororji745/writers-block-or-abstract-laziness-381ef0018aec

Rhyme-out Clock (Mirror Keepin' Time)

fear i’ve run low on
rhymes before
my time,

now i’ve met each word so
many times i forget
the handshake,

that we’ve spooked each bird
love’s brittle limb’s
embraced,

and i’ve danced
to chase,

just never moved with
any real sense
of grace.

image: https://www.alex-kovacs-metal-wall-sculptures.com/mewaartscclm34.html

image: https://s999.co.uk/shop/abstract-painting-london-commission-art-anna-marija-bulka-uk-burton/

Words in Wires

Is a poem about writer’s block just writer’s block’s last resort? 😉 . Words inspired by artwork by Leila Moazzami and Eduard Malingue. (linked below)

spells it out
in magic, just to
draw strings back a bit

chewing vowels in a coma,
strike my pose and
surplus commas

all down this page,
to up the drama
.

muse perched high-wire
like some frozen
table bird-

snow drifts past hope
in hibernation,

hums tune so tragic,
it shuns all word.

image: https://edouardmalingue.com/artists/zheng-zhou/

image: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/503769908310688052/