john o'connell

Rookie (11.12.1949 / Limerick, Ireland)

Look! - Poem by john o'connell

here's a body speaking
some clues to answers sprung
from a tired and exhausted mind.
just watch the rippling apple in the throat
contort the face and tear the lips apart.
picture to yourself
in a single moment's breath
the pounding voice in the head
sledgehammering them shut again
till they take the appearance
of a fist gripping itself
in the teeth of its piercing pain.

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  • (2/9/2010 2:41:00 AM)

    i like this one. so that persons really tired... i know the feeling.10/10. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 9, 2010

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