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Far, in distance and degree


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(More syllabic than perfectly metrical...)

 

Far, in both distance and degree,
my cousin's consanguinity
contains my only hopeful chance
for the fleur-de-lis and for France.
Far, in both distance and degree,
my neutered sexuality
merely dreams of the past it had;
now dormant, dull, possibly mad.
Far, in both distance and degree,
my newly found theology
questions more than trusts in the Word,
since Enosh was first to say “Lord”.
Far, in both distance and degree,
to not live out my history
I pre-transcribed with hopeful breath
is nothing but a penciled death.
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Erased, changeable, forgotten. Good catch. I love Europeans.

 

 

 

 

penciled death.

 

A grey one? Outlined only? Easily erased and forgotten? Either way like the phrase.

 

best

 

Phil

 

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  • 2 weeks later...
abstrect-christ

I like the somewhat pessimist tone of this -- being one myself.
nice one.

Pinhead

"Unbearable, isn't it? The suffering of strangers, the agony of friends.

There is a secret song at the center of the world, Joey, and its sound is like razors through flesh."

Joey

"I don't believe you."

Pinhead

"Oh come, you can hear its faint echo right now. I'm here to turn up the volume.

To press the stinking face of humanity into the dark blood of its own secret heart."

"There's a starving beast inside my chest
playing with me until he's bored
Then, slowly burying his tusks in my flesh
crawling his way out he rips open old wounds

When I reach for the knife placed on the bedside table
its blade reflects my determined face
to plant it in my chest
and carve a hole so deep it snaps my veins

Hollow me out, I want to feel empty"
-- "Being Able To Feel Nothing" by Oathbreaker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBPy3xNwwL8

"Sky turns to a deeper grey

the sun fades by the moon

hell's come from the distant hills

tortures dreams of the doomed

and they pray, yet they prey

and they pray, still they prey"
-- "Still They Prey" by Cough

https://soundcloud.com/relapserecords/sets/cough-still-they-pray

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Good to read you DC again (Other than via Twitter;-)! Lyrically enjoyable, profound in its simplicity, and not so much cynical (to me) but rather an elder hyper-awareness.

 

Very Enjoyable;-)

 

Dr. Con

Gate(less.thumb.png.dc23b19d2478d37a9f6fcdc563973026.pnghttps://conjurd.substack.com/welcome Come on over and check out my poetry substack y'all;-)

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David W. Parsley

Hi dc, I like the sense of a continuing dance of adjustment, self understanding, all in the context of a desire to gauge the divine.

 

Thanks,

- Dave

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Glad you liked it. Thank you.

 

I like the somewhat pessimist tone of this -- being one myself.
nice one.

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Thank you, too. I have been creatively dry, except for my fear-driven rants and trollings.

 

Hope you are well.

 

Good to read you DC again (Other than via Twitter;-)! Lyrically enjoyable, profound in its simplicity, and not so much cynical (to me) but rather an elder hyper-awareness.

 

Very Enjoyable;-)

 

Dr. Con

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I can get nothing past you. :)

 

Thanks.

 

Hope you are well.

 

Hi dc, I like the sense of a continuing dance of adjustment, self understanding, all in the context of a desire to gauge the divine.

 

Thanks,

- Dave

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