Morney Wilson

Rookie (3rd April 1969 / Edinburgh)

Lost In Austin - Poem by Morney Wilson

What took you over
so that you arrived
in an appearance I could not see?

You walked running backwards
(did you pass me by?)
Take a second, precious, to wave me on.

speeding crazy
red amber green - go
but you're not colour-blind.

no you're not sightless
no you're not squinting
yes you are seeing me
my sparkling shaded sweetheart -

You saw, I see, you knew, I know.
Pressed rewind, did you?

Armed with new batteries-
Fast faster fastest
Phase me out for her face
flame my featureless form

I do not fear your fire.

I stood in my stupidly spidered
sensuous silver slivers of silk secrets -
silent

spread out - for your debut

Blue black winded windless skies
shooting shining stars through
a selfishly shut sun.

Hold it down.
Hold it down.

harder faster speed up backwards

You will
oh yes you will.

You'll leave.
Bye-bye.

I'm alone.
I'm alone.

I'm alone in a lonely starred state.

© Morney Wilson

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  • Malini Kadir (6/14/2007 11:37:00 PM)

    stood in my stupidly spidered
    sensuous silver slivers of silk secrets -
    silent

    spread out - for your debut.........anguish comes through loud and clear!
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 14, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, March 11, 2011


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