A blind (young) man


Formally known as Hazen. Reading and writing and tea. What a better evening? Please don't flag me and keep in mind: poetry is raw expression of the primal, often the ugly. I'm fine ; ) .

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Beautiful {You wrote me}

October 10, 2020



I don't want to write something beautiful. 
I don't want to make you think,
or look away, or stare at your toes
in shame. 
I don't want to take thoughts here in my brain,
and send them down through my fingers to the other side.
where they hide, hello world. 
I don't want to write something beautiful. 

{You wrote me} 

But they wouldn't care anyway.
I could write about (my life), true. 
I could scrawl endless poems ,say,
about the smell of fire. 
How despite the blaze, woodsmoke smells great.
But they wouldn't care, anyway. 
I could tell them how the wind sculpts my face like sand,
I could write about what I am () or my "cordillère"-ed lands. 
But they wouldn't care anyway. 

{I did}

But maybe I don't want to write something beautiful. 


Because I never write things that are beautiful.  


Because it's not usually for me? 

But this is for me. This is for me to see, my thoughts that bleed
onto paper. 
Are you listening to me? 
I sound crazy.
{I know you do.}
Who am I talking to? 
{You are-}
I don't want to
write something

I didn't want to write something beautiful.

{You wrote me} 

cordillère is the french translation of cordillera, which by definition is: 
a system or group of parallel mountain ranges together with the intervening plateaus and other features, especially in the Andes or the Rockies.
I was trying to describe where I live, but "Mountained" didn't sound right. Not sure if this worte itself or I really am crazy, or even what I was going for. It definetly wasn't what I started writing.  


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  • crystalline•galaxies

    oh my goodness. your descriptions are absolutely to die for. they’re so simple but so, so, so gorgeous. i don’t know how you do it. i’m in love with this piece.

    7 months ago