it is not enough
to be only bones – cold and
slowly become dust:
                  the grandeur of decay

is not enough,
waiting in rooms
      encrusted with
the gems of empty years

and it is not
enough – not any more than what we share
      with all the creatures breathing
in back-drafted halls

      the fit strikes, feet first
not enough, the tremors rattling all
the hollow structures in our limbs

what was not enough, under the unkind sun:
      plastic mockeries of tiny vessels
drifting over cities
            as day bruises into night


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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2 Responses to Division

  1. Jingle says:

    very organized writing, apt words..

    Greetings! Happy 2011.

    I invite you to become a participant at Thursday Poets Rally Week 36…

    This is a golden opportunity for you to make NEW poetic friends, and have your talent directly exposed to a community of talented poets…

    Hope to see you in, Happy Saturday!

  2. Sam373 says:

    This good. I’m waiting for the next

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