pseudopsychosis.

cocktail moon
last breath in her arms
of a dark room and bed

voices swirl in poetry
I reap; thunder kaleidoscopes
in their own deaths

is it pseudopsychosis?
ask me when the moon is stripped
to her feet; without the ozone rim
placenta, this is it
fingering the syntax
of rain in your eyes.

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  1. Yes – THAT line is wonderful – as is the surprising…’moon stripped to her feet’ – thanks also for introducing me to pseudopsychosis – (for more than 100 years psychiatrists have been talking about hysteria…)

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  2. A stunning poem, Lucy. I especially adore:
    ‘voices swirl in poetry
    I reap; thunder kaleidoscopes
    in their own deaths’
    and
    ‘fingering the syntax
    of rain in your eyes.’

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  3. ask me when the moon is stripped
    to her feet; without the ozone rim
    placenta

    These lines put so much into the equation that it leads to mysterious interpretations that bring your poem to a higher level. . Wonderful wordcraft Lucy!

    Hank

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  4. Now I know I said I don’t always like big words in poetry, but I love ‘pseudopsychosis’ – that’s a poem in itself! And those last two lines:
    ‘fingering the syntax
    of rain in your eyes.’
    Just perfect👌

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  5. So many luscious, wondrous images here, Lucy! The line that really caught me was
    “ask me when the moon is stripped
    to her feet; without the ozone rim
    placenta”

    I’m never sure what your poems are about, but they always create definite images in my head. I have this image of a Victorian woman dressed in white, lying on a bed gazing out the window at the moon. Very gothic. 😏

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