Clifton Redmond

(7-4-1982 / Carlow)

Desire


Drunk,
in some dimension
lost and uncoiled
starring at a blank reality
unable to escape
hands and feet bound
love or some strange stigma

Lies,
the sweet kisses
those soft scars
like jagged tiny shards
rip me to pieces
from the inside
and every sentence is a tightrope

Love,
now that’s easy
gaping mouths
sucking out vain reality
drowning in forgiveness
two corpses
hanging from the ceiling of rejection

Death,
its waiting there
beyond sorrow
along the corridor of self-loathing
the yellowed silence
the candle has burned
and we lie in wax pools

Submitted: Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, October 02, 2013

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