Thomas W. Case

Gold Star - 5,416 Points (November 10 1966 / Oxnard, California)

Make The Static Go Away - Poem by Thomas W. Case

Make the static go
away,
the dead-dog depression;
the fleas tip-toeing across
my brain.
Hate locks the
door to the heart,
and puts the
soul in a cage.
The rage consumes,
like a west coast fire.

Make the static go
away,
the electric anxiety;
the butterflies swimming in
my blood.
Love is a fantasy,
a fairy tale for children.
Devotion
imprisons
the mind and
subdues the heart.

Give me sweet
apathy, beautiful
sedation, let me
float in bliss;
untethered by emotion.
Let me get lost, deep
in the core of the orchid,
and sail aimless,
in the
vast chasm
of the sea.
Give me radical
lethargy.

Topic(s) of this poem: anxiety, depression, pain

Form: Free Verse


Comments about Make The Static Go Away by Thomas W. Case

  • Tony Kavuoti (11/27/2015 8:37:00 PM)


    You described profound pain and despair so eloquently. Heartfelt and brilliant (Report) Reply

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  • Nosheen Irfan (11/27/2015 8:57:00 AM)


    Fleas tip-toeing across my brain..butterflies swimming in my blood. That's original. These expressions convey a sense of anxiety and depression quite well. Liked. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 27, 2015

Poem Edited: Friday, March 24, 2017


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