Monday, January 9, 2017

en-light-en-ment


I hold the pigment of my skin
in a cup bowled
and full
 
the rain subsides
      and I am clean
 
there is room for words
and wallpapered
       windows of drought

(seeking) see-ing

en-light-en-ment
     (the art of not giving a shit)
 
breathe once
breathe once
 
sip and sound the rounded cup
I am full
     the rain ends
 
I hold my skin
all color absent
   and I breathe once
         abstaining from all graces
 
breath-e
 
     once more in faith I write
on the walls standing
beside me
 
I am clean
   and the sound of rain
follows
 
bkmackenzie
2017 (copyrighted)
 
 
 

17 comments:

  1. I like your parenthetical definition of enlightenment :-P

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  2. I like some think that makes me think. Good read here, and to quote Martin "Wonderful flow of movement"

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  3. The art of not giving a shit... Perfect... we need more of that.

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  4. Man, this is awesome!

    I especially like this section:
    "
    I hold my skin
    all color absent
    and I breathe once
    abstaining from all graces"

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  5. Yes, I liked your definition of enlightenment too. Smiles.

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  6. Entitlement: you took the word right out of my mouth. It is the bane of humankind - and then, there are times when it is flat-out terrifying. An important piece. Great writing!

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  7. You know the art of not giving a shit is much under-rated.. we are arriving to.. you define it beautifully here

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  8. en-light-en-ment
    (the art of not giving a shit)

    Enlightened and being informed. One holds out on one's own and are not distracted by others!

    Hank

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  9. This reminds me of, "The Yellow Wallpaper." I love it!

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    1. i read "the yellow wallpaper" directly after reading this poem also.

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  10. A wry observation on the nature of enlightenment. The line breaks really do support the meditative feel in the piece.

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  11. '...en-light-en-ment
    (the art of not giving a shit)...'

    Cool definition. :-)

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  12. O to be, to cup, to breathe, to write and allow thought, then listen. I find this a soothing meditation.

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