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Aftermath – Promote Yourself

victrola

 Sunlight breaks through half open blinds

Super-imposes a convict’s lines

On a man who stands in the center of an empty room

and stares

 

Mesmerized by an object he twirls between his fingers

An object which once seemed

To shimmer

Glimmer

Gleam

 

He slips it onto his ring finger

Breathes a heavy sigh of nervous anticipation

Closes his eyes

And is swept into a flashback memory maelstrom

A hell-spawned demon twister

Of denial, escapism, fantasy

 

He tumbles past pipe dreams, alleyways

Settles into a slow dizzy death spiral

Photographs drift by

Greeting cards flit and flutter

In fields of remembrance

 

He sees her in her entirety

For the first time

In a second life

For a last time

That never seems to end

 

He hears a familiar melody

Gloria Estefan sings “Cuanto te quiero

 

Soothing at first

Increasing in tempo

Accompanied by a thrumming bass

It crescendos to a maddening cacophony

Before grinding to a screeching finale

 

A ringing lingers in his ears

As it fades, he hears a faint,

grainy,

Static,

Hiss, crackle, pop

Hiss, crackle, pop

 

In a twisted, twilight limbo

Of regret, remorse, death and devastation

He joins the ranks of those un-forgiven

Those whose tears stream from unrepentant eyes

Peering into judgment’s faces’

pummeled by stone cold stares

 

No reprieve to be found,

In this world,

As a record skips reality’s perpetual

Sting,

 

Sting,

 

Sting

 anthony gomez

A walk – Your Favourite Poem

sunny hill

  My eyes already touch the sunny hill.
going far ahead of the road I have begun.
So we are grasped by what we cannot grasp;
it has inner light, even from a distance-

and charges us, even if we do not reach it,
into something else, which, hardly sensing it,
we already are; a gesture waves us on
answering our own wave…
but what we feel is the wind in our faces.

Translated by Robert Bly

Rainer Maria Rilke

Sent in by Anthony Gomaz – What’s Yours?

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