Monday, January 15, 2007

Dissipate (published in The Word 2007 online)

I blank out my eyes to escape.
I blur my surroundings,
They dissipate.
I’m blind and I’m deaf
Yet I see such sights,
In this world of nowhere,
In this world of white light
Dissolved into darkness
With burnt, throbbing edges
And pictures that flicker and fade.
I can vanish at will
From a room or a street,
While walking, while talking,
While staring at screens.
This wilderness waits for me,
Bates hungry breath for me,
Begs me to slip through my lids.

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