Friday, March 17, 2017

bedrooms (ii)



no bed is large
enough for happy ever after
no chest of drawers
filled                solely with truth
no matter the
number of sainted figurines
or deities
placed

where we dream is where we are real
we can not hide
self survival nor condemnation

a closet door not
completely closed, a window left ajar
photos thought lost
reappear as memory

there is chatter
and gutted goose down
there is a pulling
of promises, and deconstructed defeats

          we read Ship of Fools
we quote Shelley, bookmark War and Peace

knowing that for happy ever after
     there is no bed
                           large
                                       enough

bkmackenzie
(2017) copyrighted

18 comments:

  1. This leaves a lot to the reader (to take the scene and imagine it through)

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  2. Thought-provoking and great imagery here ... I can feel the emotion of perhaps loss or longing. Well done. This is Loredana from Magic of Words https://magicofwordsblog.wordpress.com/2017/03/18/a-wild-mild-winter/

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  3. It's very hard hitting. All that we try to suppress behind the cracks of happily every after just slips in through the cracks in our psyche during sleep, I guess.

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  4. Wow, that is the truth! You write with such clarity. One of my faves of yours.

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    1. Thank you Sherry I am so glad you liked it...bkm

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  5. I fully agree... the bed is not enough for a happy ever after, there is a need to seek something bigger, to explore. We need both friendship and passion...

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    1. Thank you Bjorn it is always hard to find happy ever after in relationship or otherwise...bkm

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  6. These lines have a punch of truth, well presented.

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  7. I like the analogy of bed, bedroom and life. I agree, the bed is NEVER large enough...

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  8. Dark but perceptive... nice capture
    ZQ

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  9. I like the way you've repeated the first thought at the end---as it's a powerful one that is thought-provoking for the reader and leaves so many avenues of exploration to wander down.

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  10. I adore this! It does indeed have a haunting quality, as someone else said, and hovers between suggestions of mystery and hints of profound truths.

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    1. Thank you Rosemary your thoughts mean a lot...bkm

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