Floyd Crenshaw

24: 1 - Poem by Floyd Crenshaw

smoke constantly
to pass time
in this bubble

point less

wasted time all wasted

for a few lines
here and there
some realization
i would otherwise
forget or suppress

if heroin were easily accessible
might i have attempted
some silly crusade
and become a creation of fire?

the supernova
ohh'd and ahh'd
into the atmosphere
but in reality a
bottle rocket
in an abandoned field

perhaps a sparkler
a temporary tattoo
on the night sky...

it's that fast
within time's
inconceivable reach.

...flashes of pleasure in the darkness...
...chemicals interacting...
...energy displacing...
...atoms colliding...

like cells
dragged through a film reel
it goes.

Topic(s) of this poem: addiction, death, drugs, life, self reflection , selfish

Form: Free Verse

Comments about 24: 1 by Floyd Crenshaw

  • (5/24/2008 4:33:00 PM)

    '...perhaps a sparkler
    a temporary tattoo
    on the night sky' Love the imagery that runs through this cosmic poem where thoughts collide as time's 'inconceivable reach' is grasped. j.
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  • (4/17/2008 11:30:00 AM)

    its an exellent poem with fusion of diverse things and great imagery...well composed and interesting... (Report) Reply

  • (4/16/2008 4:50:00 PM)

    This is pure class, very thought provoking and really well written.I enjoy a lot of your work but this one is extra special Thank you Nik (Report) Reply

  • (4/14/2008 2:13:00 PM)

    whoa my pothead friend! I think it has finally allowed you to write the perfect poem. Sad, and distant, but at the same time really deep and in touch. I got a crazy cosmic vibe on this one. Also, the last stanza is effin awesome 'Flashes of pleasure' onward...really good dude, really good. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 14, 2008

Poem Edited: Wednesday, October 14, 2015

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