A Deconstructed “I”

            the trackless wastes, the blankness, haunted
still, by dreams of voices underneath
            the still fluorescence – water bends
      and breaks in turbid bricks of blue

where I am woken, gliding ghostlike on a ship of mist
      turn by turn, the motion leaves me
breathing in the final exhalation
                        of some lonely shade

the air resolves – the images disperse into my eyelids
                  and I am dropped into an endlesss
            hall. The indeterminated shift of
                  gold to gray and white to white

the labyrinth displays more height than its opposing sky
a highway is the mottled skin
            of planets
      where I travel like a vagrant in
                  my cloak of sharpened syllables

            there! an emerging theme becomes exposed
                  its body shivering with frostbitten
      limbs of stone
so I am walking on the surface of myself
            to trample bones and relish in
      the triumph of the flame upon the waves


About QuietMonolith

I was just a mild mannered young man living in Portland, OR, until one day....POOF! I turned into a crazy, nefarious, thieving, drug-crazed lunatic. I had lots of therapy and spent many months in hospitals and treatment facilities. Eventually, at the end of my rope, I decided to change everything. With the support of my family and friends, I have embarked on a quest to achieve optimum wellness. I am making radical changes in every part of my life, and in the way I approach the world in which I live. Follow my blog, The Wellness Quest, to experience what happens when a desperate addict takes hold of his destiny and devotes all his time and energy toward making a full recovery. I am also a writer and poet. Follow my blog, What We Left Behind in Crowded Rooms, to take a look at some of my recent poems.
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