Michael Witkowski

Rookie (14 July 1973 / Berent)

Hurt - Poem by Michael Witkowski

how hurt
transplants itself from nerve
to nerve
spreads like a flush
squahes lemon fizz like in a dash
sires new anti-fathers of strength
gallops from the trunk in my back
to the tree root in my cross
wheezes under pressure of emotional surge
whizzes past brandnew alarm signs
red-lights new images
invokes old hyenas
beseeches leprechauns of the night to stage a mazed play
tricks the conscience
i thought about often
but came to a conclusion:
dream of silvery narcosis in
full awakeness

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  • (2/23/2005 10:40:00 AM)

    An intense and powerful expression of pain. Very well done.


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Poem Edited: Wednesday, February 23, 2005

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