blathering

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44108
United States
41° 32' 20.0652" N, 81° 36' 32.3532" W
44108
United States
41° 32' 20.0652" N, 81° 36' 32.3532" W

1.

 

If by being more concise,

you could shorten your life,

how often would you talk?

 

2.

 

The things that make me sad are as follows:

 

the blare of an alarm clock;

waking up to a dark room;

walking under a dark sky

to sit in a dark bus;

 

cold and unfeeling winters

that don't leave until I am also cold and unfeeling;

 

seeing people tell children to shut up;

wondering if the kids will listen;

continuing to follow orders from years ago;

 

when I feel like I am wasting something;

when I consider ending;

when I remember

that I have been invested in

and debts can't be paid by the dead.

 

3.

 

The things that make me happy are as follows:

 

being totally submerged underwater

in the deep end of the pool on a hot summer day,

limbs suspended,

gravity softer,

feeling weightless as refracted sunlight;

 

laughing as much as my lungs allow;

smiling for so long

that my face feels tight and sore

and it feels safe and right

to be so close to people;

 

the intimacy between my brother and me,

a bond formed at the ages of zero and three;

singing badly by day,

singing badly by night,

creating vocal symmetry;

 

staring up at a dark sky,

counting the stars overhead;

eyes closed in a dark room,

the warmth of my bed.

 

4.

 

When I was younger,

I talked too much

and when I was older,

I talked too little

but nowadays

I talk.

This poem is about: 
Me

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