Learn More

Mark R Slaughter


Along The Promenade


Over there
In parallel time,
This brain -

Neuronal palimpsest
In striptease
Blood-red dawn to dying dusk;
The husk of bone
Stays the swelling
Of the soul
Within its hellish crypt -

Ironically dimensionless:

Dark deep,
An independent entity
Perambulates
Along the promenade,
Boulevard,
Tacky yard of tacky lives
In non-existence,
A shard of me in tow,

Then scurries back to
Promiscuity -
She drools, anticipating -
Poised legs of cogitation
Tingle, brim, desperate -
The imminence of dreams
Palpates.

Such a well-warn bed,
Where fucks with notion, thought,
Imagination,
Spark an orgy
While the conscious blacks in head
And eyes;
Mulling making sense
Beyond the lies against
Reality - whatever that might be -
(But matters not
In abstract dreams) :

Forebrain greys in waking;
I've not a word to tell it! -
Where's the poet?

Copyright © Mark R Slaughter 2012










< br>














































< br>














































< br>
















A Drifting Trail of Dreams

dream dream dream dream dream dream dream dream dream dream dream dream dream dream dream dream dream dream dream dream dream dream
dream dream dream dream dream dream dream dream dream dream dream

Submitted: Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Edited: Sunday, October 06, 2013

Do you like this poem?
1 person liked.
1 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Along The Promenade by Mark R Slaughter )

Enter the verification code :

  • Freshman - 2,381 Points Diane Hine (3/21/2012 7:18:00 PM)

    Oh yes- the price of daytime sanity is the curtailing of our fabulous night-time imaginations. Brilliant! (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  2. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  3. The Saddest Poem, Pablo Neruda
  4. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  5. A Fairytale, Apolynn Lagaras
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  8. As I Grew Older, Langston Hughes
  9. April Rain Song, Langston Hughes
  10. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou

Poem of the Day

poet James Whitcomb Riley

There! little girl; don't cry!
They have broken your doll, I know;
And your tea-set blue,
And your play-house, too,
Are things of the long ago;
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Christmas - Christmas, Dorothy (Alves) Holmes
  2. Cage, Sarvesh wahie
  3. You Keep The Sea, Naveed Akram
  4. There's nothing like dance, Yisel Chong
  5. No One Could Ever Understand, Thabang Rakimane
  6. You made me evil, Yisel Chong
  7. The time machine, Yisel Chong
  8. Blue-eyed boy Mr. Death for e.e. cummings, r james sterzinger
  9. Salvation Jane, vince gullaci
  10. A Girl Called Memory, Mashewa1 Nthele