Mikael Ejdemyr

Rookie - 94 Points (Borås, Sweden)

Slip Of The Tongue - Poem by Mikael Ejdemyr

'Former Trobriand boy' I present myself
'a pleasure boy made for women'

dazzling white book pages on their way to a foreign friend's house

but his name is no longer in the doorway

'a wart on God's beautiful cheek' I hiss
my eyes not bleeding but seemingly suffering
'Who ARE you? '
I looked down at my empty hand
a love creature that is cultivating psychodynamically
the vigorously tender meeting

I was to paint my long nails red
I was to sing with a deep voice for the guests at Plaza Hotel
it faces on to the mystery
knife thrower to trust
The hot air balloon travels through a cloud
travel through someone else as through a gate
into the mystery of existence alone
one after the other left me
at times I've thought it was all about other things

she who was to say shame & guilt happened to say 'maim & jilt'


Comments about Slip Of The Tongue by Mikael Ejdemyr

  • (5/5/2012 6:21:00 AM)


    Isn't the poem rather chaotic to begin with? Really hard to understand, even though each line is dramatic and interesting. You're not flirting with me as a reader, are you? I consider it a good piece, difficult to grasp but worth analysing, I suppose. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 22, 2012

Poem Edited: Thursday, May 17, 2012


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