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Oscar_Locke

Australia

In this country the animals
have the faces of
animals.

Their eyes
flash once in car headlights
and are gone.

Their deaths are not elegant.

They have the faces of
no-one.

~ The animals in that country, Margaret Atwood

Message to Readers

words are too vague.

IcEbOx

February 5, 2019

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i open the refrigerator door,
and the hallway beside is painted

in blue; not the meticulous brush
of expression, but the brutal

postmodern punch. the light is
split, his lips contorted. he

takes the form of a mirror’s
broken bones: patches and

fractures, splashes of stark.
it warbles and wanes, like

a cat between my legs.
the figure stands close;

i can’t tell if that is a ghost,
or my shadow in the dark.
 

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7 Comments
  • symphonyrain0812

    You have a beautiful way with words and your poems are almost effortlessly stunning when read. I am captivated by your style :)


    6 months ago
  • a sprig of pink

    oh my. how beautifully written this is. the simplicity of the subject is..mesmerizing.


    6 months ago
  • paperbird

    i’ve read this like three times and it’s really a beautiful poem. it’s hard to tell what it’d about at first but the idea is really simple. but somehow you made a universe around it and all of the lines are beautiful and rhythmic and they fit in perfectly. i gotta go now cause i’m typing on my ipod and the keyboards too small but seriously no words can describe how much i love this poem. youre truly an artist and never stop writing poetry.


    7 months ago
  • Johanna

    You made this short and normal moment so mysterious and interesting


    7 months ago
  • ghostlyglory

    oh this is wonderful. like a breath of fresh air or a "cat between my legs". "he /takes the form of a mirror’s / broken bones" made me gasp out loud. so melancholy and close yet distant at the same time. i am sad and in awe. thank you for these wonderful words


    7 months ago
  • xXlunagirlXx

    Powerful, yet short, nice :)


    7 months ago
  • RNE

    'i can’t tell if that is a ghost,
    or my shadow in the dark. '
    i love this:)


    7 months ago