Anthony Burge (16/06/1962 / Australia)
Dazed and Contused
Dazed and contused
Word spaghetti thoughts erased.
Thoughts translated jumbled train.
Words fall randomly like rain.
Try as I might sequential order,
evades my grasp
my sentence slaughtered.
String a sentence beaded words.
Let slip the string and lose two-thirds.
Words scattered bounce across my floor
Lost in crevices forever more.
Thought images flickered across my brain.
Expression captures my words in vane.
Smokey vision heat hazed sweat.
Remembered words I didn't forget.
Choking on words long since taught.
Confused with thought.
Altered state alert of mind.
Struggling to read the simple signs.
Blunted blade of wordsmiths sword
Can't make the cut nor strike a chord.
Speaking in tongues tripped tangle tied.
Stumbled rungs up ladder high.
Daydream flight dream
clear vivid bright
awakened wet with sweat
Dazed contused and medicated
Drooling bent smile
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