Charles Chaim Wax


I Awoke - Poem by Charles Chaim Wax

at 3: 45 in the morning
full moon
shining through
my window
began scribbling
at once
the majestic sphere
demanding a response
ten minutes later
no go
mush
put up tea
words still swirling
without a proper place
when the flame
somehow
ignited my shirt
searing skin.
and although
I quickly put it out
a moment later
the terror
of burning to death
so ripped off the material
throwing it in the garbage.
The magic marker
in my hand
writing on the kitchen wall:
Forget the moon
Watch the flame.


Comments about I Awoke by Charles Chaim Wax

  • (11/5/2005 10:07:00 AM)


    ah yes. Sometimes inspiration comes subtly, sometimes as flames on your back. Well done. (Report) Reply

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  • (11/5/2005 9:37:00 AM)


    When your muse lets you down with the moon, you must go to the flame. Good poem.

    Raynette
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  • (11/5/2005 7:34:00 AM)


    powerful poem...good strong writing...you get a 10 from me..

    best regards-faith
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 5, 2005



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