Evoke

I dreamt a line

rode the consciousness

with feathered fingers

nimble rhetoric of fluid syntax

 

trickled in the fleet of now

 

my fleshy frame — a lightening rod

a filter for projecting

taking in electricity: to build a crater

where truth’s conveyed over ridged towns

 

or something weighing on my shoulders

guilt or gloom or love or glee

it’s spilt and branded with the scent of me

 

the sluice cannot contain the flood

where streets once sweltered

under fire hydrants, wrenched

to an open jetstream

taken on by lucid musings

 

– PwD 2018

 

Inspired by line from a lecture:

“poetry is a very shy animal 

and it comes only if you stand still for it”

– Gwyneth Lewis

 

 

Evoke

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