Train Station

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

you concieve shells

Train station
The tracks are long. Empty
cut bitterly to fragments by ice.
The air splinters callous around my jaw
where I clench with all the strength left
a thousand stones
to grind and grind. The worst cold.
The book falters in my grasp.
I cannot speak.
Left with the luggage I have never known
such steel determination.
It is deadening to mull on heavy iron
which closes fire.
I have never wanted to see if unclothed
I could dance home on the rails.
I hate you. As the swan detests
his decision. Today signals my flawed
I imagine your an ocean as you white-hoof
from my illogical politeness.
Power, oh I yield to it
it ebbs and flows from me now I see
the real drown
I will swim then? Will steady my mouthful of grit
you suddenly mean I can open my lungs.
I have never shaken. Never embodied pebbles;
lie down, down dilate into the next with pale exhalations.
Never have I removed the infatuation from earth to
see how this will never end.
I have never known hopelessness.
The tide is the reason the moon keeps on collapsing.
If I had known then how you’d subvert erosion
and devour everything I’d have swam dignified
into a train.

You conceive shells.

Submitted: December 02, 2010

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There is a great deal of struggle expressed in this poem. I sense the struggle to escape the hold someone has over them, also the determination to escape that hold and prove they are stronger. The lines were full of great images but I didn't full grasp the thought of each. A provocative piece, and well worth the read.

Also if you have time I'd appreciate it if you could read a few of my poems as well.

Thu, December 2nd, 2010 11:50am


ah cheers so much for reading! thankyou, some lovely comments. yeah sure :)

Thu, December 2nd, 2010 5:40am

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