GRANT FRASER

(JUNE 7 1964 / ABERDEEN)

Assuming Shape


The secret is here,
of course,
in extremity,

and pushing it further
and further...

Until you crash
into the mirror,
and hunch the fractured
being up, accept the hooks!

The veins so red and tired
inside,

Here is a snivelling animal,
washing in it's own blood,

A diamond has no shit in it's veins,

'But i do - i do - it says...'
and i eat and eat it,

Your self importance
is a corporate lock,
and the true key
is that painful moment,
when everything has
deserted and then
come back to you,

And you are bitterly alone,
and made to feel nowhere in time...

Submitted: Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 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 (Assuming Shape by GRANT FRASER )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. ode to ayodeji, ademola oluwabusayo
  2. Changes change what?, PARTHA SARATHI PAUL
  3. You are an angel, salma. torrez
  4. Stillness, SALINI NAIR
  5. Cleared Of Negativity, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  6. Silence breaker, SALINI NAIR
  7. I Died in My Dream Last Night, Monk E. Biz
  8. Jelousy, Karen Thornburg
  9. Knowledge with Wisdom, Joseph Narusiewicz
  10. voice of thee, binod bastola

Poem of the Day

poet Sara Teasdale

I thought of you and how you love this beauty,
And walking up the long beach all alone
I heard the waves breaking in measured thunder
As you and I once heard their monotone.

...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]