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On Boxes

November 11, 2016

Is getting you to hate me
The only way to be sure you wont forget me?

I’ve put you on a pedestal before
But you hate being beheld by another;

Unfinished, not at peace, not to be manipulated
You never cooperated
Any more than I’d agree that blemish is a beauty spot.

Why did you choose this life?
I didn’t, says Matilde
Where will you go now?
Nowhere
Are you happy?
I am not real.

With that Matilde abandons our stage, another awkward escapee
Landing heavily on her Lady Gaga extreme high heel.

This snapshot, this recording, no art can catch her
But it’s not hate that makes me remember.

[Partly prompted by the Live Write Late event held at the John Hansard Gallery, November 10, 2016. With thanks to Anna Carr and all others involved.]

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From → Critic, Poet

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  1. Anonymous permalink

    Copulated instead of cooperated please.

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