Tuesday, January 10, 2012

New Age Vivisection

Split open the bone--
Marrow creatures sit up, stand up,
Leave their fissured red beds and roam.

Don't mewl about forgiving--
I need to hate first.
Then, perhaps I can mouth easy pablum about healing;
Fire carried on a wind that's already blown.
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14 comments:

HermanTurnip said...

Holy shoot! I haven't heard that song in years! Excuse me while I track down the album...

Bonus points for posting a live version of the song. :-)

hedgewitch said...

Phew, for just seven lines that was a marathon run--with a devastating and wild finish that cuts to the bone. The song was an excellent match--exhausting as hell to listen to but pure gold. Yeah--got to get the hating out of the way, out of the marrow. Fine writing in full compression.

zongrik said...

i need to hate first -> wow

that's a heavy thing to think about

Brian Miller said...

let the hate out, cause what this world needs i love, love, love...(sprinkling flower petals in his wake) smiles. come on can i at least get a smile....

signed...bkm said...

get up leave your red beds and roam...love this call out to creativity....i have not been here in a while ..but i have not been anywhere in awhile...thanks for the shout out ..i hear it..bkm

Dianne said...

I have always thought there was something so true and stunning about real rage and anger
your words reminded me of that

Daryl Edelstein said...

Yup .. let that anger burn out and then think about forgiving ..

Lynn said...

That song goes perfectly with your poem. Well done.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

You had me at the title :) Wow.

Mama Zen said...

That is just an amazing image. Wow.

Scarlet said...

No, we can't deny what we feel, whether it be rage or love...there's something to be learned from it all, chica.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

You always give me something to think about. I'll never get to sleep now!

Isadora Gruye said...

I think you have been rather clever in you structure here, the two stanza's seemingly disconnected, vivisized if you will.

I think you first stanza is gorgeous: the obscure imagery intuitively falls into place and at wrenches the gut a good bit. When you write from the gut, you can never go wrong.

well done and viva la

myheartslovesongs said...

wow! your words just kicked me in the gut and left me without a breath in my body! brilliant!!!

the song is the perfect accompaniment!