It’s me again – did you miss me?
I’ve been working on a poem for you all.
I made this because I couldn’t come up with a decent story last weekend and I vowed to do something with the prompt, which was “Just a Thought”.
Also poetry is like rock and roll to the soul for me – it’s a blast!
Hope you enjoy this one, it has been a bit of a labour of love for me (I worked hard on this for a whole two days – that is like forever! I need to unwind, pass the wine)
The Box Rebellion (by David Ellis)
Travelling, travailing, to an unknown destination
A speck on the cusp of an hallucinatory horizon
These thoughts are unchained, ogress beasts
Once with bewitching beauty, now pallid, gone
Swallowing whole our codifiable pigeonhole
If you fit in, you’re infinitely more fathomable
Slotting together like grotesque human jenga
Demographic dictation is piquantly flavourable
Colloquially but then again not exclusively so
Membership in a club that grows and grows
Shattered, splattered, smothered, scattered
Keeping ideals means some must be thrown
Contextualised can ultimately be weaponised
Within the right reference or frame of mind
Are you truly in control of your rampant lust
When it slakes brightly behind eager eyes?
Acceleration, determination, forward at pace
Relentless, cold-hearted, a juggernaut chase
They often say you should live for the moment
So I say well then “Give me a moment’s grace!”
Emerging triumphant, a view that is askance
A confident lancer leaving nothing to chance
The world you once knew is corrupted, warped
Torpidity worn as a badge in a fanciful trance
It’s just a thought, a consciously lucid stream
Not really awake or even asleep it seems
We’re halfway there or maybe halfway dead
Embracing the latest box ticking regime
Adjust your reverie accordingly