Dead to the world.

by Michael   Jul 2, 2018

My head falls back-
through a cloud,
as darkness migrates across the border
that separates the state of my mind, settling
down for another night.

I am a castaway;
marooned on the shores
of my unconscious world
where the sun lies dormant.

waves begin to roll like a camera,
and images develop with speed
shooting out from nowhere;
(but stored somewhere).

I scroll through abstract stories, that stem from
the banks of my memories
similar to a pop-up book, however colours are diluted
to a shade of monochrome
with no script.

Blurry scenes unfold, rich in peculiarity-
pictures are bountiful with such bizarre tales,
although many visions touch boundaries of clarity
with a vivid texture of reality
especially unexpected guests who rummage
around in the archives
showing their faces..

..even former partners, can be seen snapping away
at me!

the feeling can be so profound. Evocative in nature, with
sensations that ripen, with vigour.

Often I’ll tumble through the air,
feeling a draught of realness-
my pulse races faster than a runaway train
carrying my heart as cargo.




..from being dead to the world!


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  • 1 week ago

    by deeplydesturbed

    This is fantastic. congrats on the win.

    • 1 week ago

      by Michael

      Thank you Nams :0x

  • 1 week ago

    by Ren

    Phenomenal work as always, Michael!! So so sooo beautifully done!! Congrats on the win!! :) and also...(<3) ^love button has been clicked!!

    • 1 week ago

      by Michael

      Miss Ren, lovely words as ever, and thank you :)x

  • 1 week ago

    by Sinners gospel

    Congrats Michael

  • 1 week ago

    by Mark

    Wonderful win!

  • 1 week ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    I've read thousands (only a slight exaggeration) of poems about dreaming Michael ... but I can honestly say that this one most closely reflects exactly how my dreams are and feel. Just brilliant! Clever man! :-) x

    • 1 week ago

      by Michael

      Lovely as ever Miss Kitty, thank you :)x

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