abstinence among gravel on fire



and there was
the city crying
whenever you visited it
sobbing against your shoulder
like a compromise
a substitute

and you counted out loud

cells that broke
blood vessels leaking

:::

and you chewed nicotine plaster
when noting else helped
lit fire
on every rock and stone
in your abstinence

:::

and behind glass
in frames of violence
and conviction
on your bedroom wall
laid the remnants
of children

that never became children




Poetry by MadinSane
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Written on 2005-11-24 at 11:52

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Christian Ward
I quite enjoyed this. You have a well developed style of poetry, loved the images you've created. So honest, so suggestive
2006-01-01


R.K.Singh
A real gem. I liked it very much.
R K
2005-11-26


BlueyedSoul
Wonderful read...i love the way this plays out...your style is very enjoyable to read...very creative and unique.

~BlueyedSoul
2005-11-24


penfold18
I really like this one, it has that sorrowful lilt to it, and beautiful lines, thought provoking well done :-)
2005-11-24