transposed by all that has taken both place and time

the reflection absorbs me–
torn pieces of rainbows,
all those things left undone
turning the inside out–

windows with no edges,
mirrors of light waves,
disintegration–
the reflection absorbs me–

don’t fence me in you say–
your words pile up in layers
that turn into
pieces of rainbows—

I am suspended between,
my replies tangled up
with the silence of the dead–
all those things left undone

all those unsent messages–
castaways held captive
on ships without a shore—
turning us inside out

Jade, at dVerse, has us considering edges.

Art from the archives with a cascade poem.

42 thoughts on “transposed by all that has taken both place and time

  1. That final image looks to me like an angel formed from a human corpse split open. This fits so well with your cascading words, especially the repeated ‘turning us inside out.’ ‘Torn pieces of rainbows’ are thrown up, but there’s a strange beauty to it all…

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  2. I get a feeling of anguish from this, a slipping from the known into something to be dreaded. Like Ingrid I saw an opened rib cage in the image, that and the waves and ships imagery made me think Vikings and that blood eagle myth. Unsettling.

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  3. There is an unsettled feeling–the feeling of being in-between spaces or world–especially those last two stanzas. Torn pieces of rainbows got me, too–not the beauty of scattered light, but torn pieces.
    I also saw a rib cage–or like an X-ray, but also with that beautiful color and bird wings. Perhaps the spirit flying into the light.

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  4. I am suspended between,
    my replies tangled up
    with the silence of the dead–
    all those things left undone

    Sometimes one is faced with choices that get entangled with lots of other permutations. Love the cascades and the repetitions that put us on edge. Great one K!

    Hank

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