Wound.

This wound
being dead, did it make me go mad?
I take streams of water 
from the glass; lie down in bed
write poetry

soon my body’s
in the asbestos-white sheet
or bathtub, whichever is first,

 delete it from my psyche
then sleep

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Written for the 7/26/2021 dVerse quadrille prompt: stream.



Categories: Poetry, Prose

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74 replies

  1. The white shroud, the moving pen, sleep as a little death, madness as process, poetry as refuge–all that and more–nice work.

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  2. Even I get this one. Excellent poem. Thank goodness for the respite of sleep.

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  3. Lucy, this is a just a strong, visceral piece. Well done.

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  4. I was expecting streams of blood with the bathtub 🙂 Well done!

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  5. Not your average bedtime story for sure! Put it out of your head and sleep… Well done.

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  6. soon my body’s
    in the asbestos-white sheet
    or bathtub, whichever is first,

    You’ve done the right thing, Lucy! Just sleep it off and have a good rest!

    Hank

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  7. The human mind harbors so much, doesn’t it? I think of the traumas that it has to endure, like flooding which occurs by water, the mind is taken into a deep dive of emotions that haunt at night. A most gorgeously dark write, Lucy 💝💝

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  8. Disturbing yet beautiful! Better to sleep it off though. Well done ❤

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  9. This poem really evokes my own experiences with PMDD, for me! It feels like madness sometimes, and I have to keep reminding myself its just my body playing tricks on me…

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  10. To sleep perchance to dream!
    This is a fantastic verse, Lucy. ❤️

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  11. I read your poetry, and feel pulled into your world.

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  12. Summed up beautifully!👍👍♥️

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  13. Any respite from reality. Well done.

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  14. Dark imagery, Lucy. Loved how twisted this feels. Madness indeed.

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  15. “deleting from my sleep” … try as I might, it is incredibly difficult. Lucy, this is dark, deep and absolutely you at your best.

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  16. A magnificent piece on the mind-body connection. Is beautiful as always, Lucy.

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  17. You’re most welcome, Lucy. Is my pleasure to read your wonderful work. 💙

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  18. I like the meandering of sanity here. It’s a journey to healing. We do what we need to do! 💗

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  19. Sounds like a normal evening to me! I loved it Lucy ☺️💕 You have such a way with words and I am always happy to be along for the ride ☺️

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  20. Sleep can become the refuge we need at times. Enjoyed this!

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  21. Your imagery is magnificent

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  22. A beautiful piece of art ❤️✨

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  23. Great job dear, kind of sad but beautifull

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  24. “delete it from my psyche” – I love that line. Reminds me of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Also, it conjures up an image to me of a dystopian future where something like that would be possible … 🙂

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  25. Thank you for sharing!

    Like

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