johnny case

Rookie - 369 Points (August 24,1947 / Fort Worth, Texas USA)

Memo From Amnesia - Poem by johnny case

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Windswept memos go beneath feet underwhere
Culls my soil's grave to tuck dreamt longings
Further sown than never known to shoot up blades.

Like any other cover...
All soil is a veil of no avail.

No season escapes frequent returns of
Thoughts leaving soon to nest with the loner child
Who, as a wayward summer rose, up may
Spring through the snowdrift...

My heartbeats are servant drum-chants
Raising huge aural trestles to guide
Safely strayward my infantine preoccupations
That navigate this vessel of flesh
Distilling a tranquil boyhood unhappiness
Into bottles lying near the dry ravine
Where paper food-wrappers tease mourning
Fingers to caress as abandoned floats
The debris of don't-forget-me notes
Left by the vanished water, its absent
Flow aroma of irretrievable rhythms
Takes nature home everywhere.

Topic(s) of this poem: memory


Comments about Memo From Amnesia by johnny case

  • (9/9/2009 2:00:00 AM)


    Excellent Poet
    Ten
    dr. sakti

    Please read my Amnesia series 1-5 and comment and rate if you please.
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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 11, 2008

Poem Edited: Monday, July 27, 2015


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