A Sad Case

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 “Rock ‘n Roll” Salvador Dali, 1957 (http://art-dali.com

Stretch out my arms
To meet your gaze
Bring our distance close
To find our meeting end.

I reach for your face
As you reach for my throat
There’s no greater sound
Than my words left unsaid.

Our twisting bodies twist,
Together,
And away.
Find our meaning in the way
You never let me see your face.

Together,
Then away,
Through the “nowhere else to be”,
Familiarity beats out courage
In a wasted land of space.
We’re stuck in this same town,
Same music,
Drinking the same drink,
Filling the same cemeteries,
At the end of our days.

Do not let me go,
Or I will fall away.

I fall away
At your gaze,
At your voice,
At your skin touching mine.
I fall away at every word you’ve ever said.

Stretch out my arms to chain you by my side.
You wanted to leave — I let you —
But now you’re here for my name
You choke out in endless echoes.

Together,
Then away,
Through the “time has ceased to be”.
I return to our courage-less bars,
Our courage-less songs,
Our frequented cemeteries.
Bury me beneath your ground.

I fall away
At your name,
At your face,
At your eyes slicing mine.
I fall away at every word you’ve ever said.

Stretch out my arms
To morph your body into mine.
Forever I’ll choke on your fist down my throat.
Tell me you don’t love me, just one more time,
And I’ll fall away at every word you’ve never said.

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16 thoughts on “A Sad Case

  1. I enjoyed this, especially this part:

    We’re stuck in this same town,
    Same music,
    Drinking the same drink,
    Filling the same cemeteries,
    At the end of our days.

    There’s also something very playful about it, as if each you’re dancing from line to line — you capture the movement in Dali’s painting well.

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  2. Whoa! Um…Liza that was pretty amazing to read. I’m going to only leave you my quick comment here right now to say I thought this was great, but I definitely want to re-read this a few times to get all the nuance. Great job!

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      1. It has a lot of substance there like all of your writing. Substance, yet mysterious at the same time. I also loved the visual element of Dali to go along with this. In fact I would suggest that recently you are almost writing the words missing from artists like Dali, and our favorite-Yves Tanguy!

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