Stop Full Stop

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Cover art by ElisaRiva on Pixabay

People with knowledge of the matter,

On conditions of anonymity,

Discuss sensitive details.

Generally speaking of specifics.


It is unclear,

It might hold the key.

Line by line breakdown,

Breakdown, breakdown, breakdown


Physical and emotional injuries,

Terrible and unique.

Whatever comes to hand,

First but not necessarily the last.


Of an argument no longer working,

Little more can be said.

Resuscitation is futile when,

Your conspiracy was DOA anyway.


Submitted: April 04, 2021

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In your elusive way, you put your fingers on something real here.

Sun, April 4th, 2021 6:24pm


It's funny how these kinds of poems are becoming my favorites. I'm reading Murakami, rewatching that Burning movie I told you about (Murakami and Faulkner were inspirations), and listening to Joe Frank's old radio programs. I like that vague sense of something on the edge, not quite definable, possibly threatening, an established entity that ostensibly provides sustenance but still feels off somehow.

Tue, April 13th, 2021 12:51pm


I'm not entirely sure I know all that your poem is about, but I don't mind that at all. I quite enjoyed that vagueness that alluded to something but didn't quite pinpoint it either. It made your poem quite intriguing.

Sat, July 31st, 2021 11:53pm


Thank you! I'm often not quite sure what my poems are about either. I think of them as abstract, something a reader can interpret individually.

Sun, August 1st, 2021 10:47am

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