tagNon-Erotic PoetryEven through the halogen (a cento)

Even through the halogen (a cento)

byannaswirls©

Even through the halogen
I worry about us, about
the six faces of time being captured
in this useless still life.

I worry about
the way she'll use Yeats, as if
someone is keeping track of it all.
I worry this will be the day replayed
when she remembers
inspiration waits on tables
at a truck stop.

I worry about 2 platinum protractors
spinning like gyroscopes on spider strings,
darting key and bracelet mountains,
pinned in on all sides by someone else’s expectations.

I worry about us, about long unisons,
rattling manhole covers,
gutterways and mudseason dooryards.
I worry about us
and wish for the warmth of a hand.

There must be bits of truth
caught between these teeth of obscurity.
Miles and miles of kicking rocks,
thinking of what's left behind,
to-morrow I will number the dead.


With Citations:
Even through the halogen 1
I worry about us, about 2
the six faces of time3
being captured in this useless still life.4

I worry about
the way she'll use Yeats,5
as if someone is keeping track of it all. 6
I worry this will be the day replayed
when she remembers7
inspiration waits on tables 8
at a truck stop.

I worry about 2 platinum protractors 9
spinning like gyroscopes on spider strings,
darting key and bracelet mountains, 4
pinned in on all sides by someone else’s expectations.

I worry about us, about long unisons, 10
rattling manhole covers
gutterways and mudseason dooryards.

I worry about us
and wish for the warmth of a hand. 11

There must be bits of truth 12
caught between these teeth of obscurity.
Miles and miles of kicking rocks, 13
thinking of what's left behind,
to-morrow I will number the dead. 14


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Sources

1 Even Through The Halogen by Liar©
2 i worry by clutching_calliope©
3 six faces of time by normal jean©
4 Pictures on a Bureau by jd4george©
5 Flour Fell in a Circle Around Her by Epmd607©
6 Pictures on a Bureau by jd4george©
7 Wow and Flutter by Minervous©
8 Cobweb Blues by Bill Dada©
9 in memory of sp by denis hale©
10 Steam Pipe by eagleyez©
11 Red October by twelveoone©
12 Coffee Clouds at Dawn by Angeline©
13 Quasi-philosopher by neonurotic©
14 Desert Sunset by twelveoone©

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Survivor Poem:
Form: Z (free choice)
Trigger: 4 (Cento #1)

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