B.. Alexander


Moonlight Revealing


All life transitions blankly
in the sky above me
walking down the lane
watched by night animals

In the moonlight, I can retrospectively sense
huge boredoms, too big to be seen
once they're upon you
they have been invisibly pulling strings
my whole life

And I saw nothing
thought myself impervious
with my cute distractions
like quietly thinking through
like stoking this written mythology
like losing myself in endless music

And yet all these distractions
just blurred the boredoms crest
poking above the water
as I broke away
and drifted south

A void, aboard the berg
hard and cold, invisibly
gripped in my heart

All life transitions to silver
in the sky above me
walking down the lane
watched by night fauna

With moon's revealing
imparted wisdom, freely freeing me
I am armed to defend now
turn the tide
dismount the boredom
dislodge the catastrophic traits
it in itself reveals
and invokes in me

Moonlight; I thank you
and, quiet thinking, finally
you have brought something of use
you have brought a certain peace to me...

Submitted: Monday, March 10, 2014
Edited: Monday, March 10, 2014

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

I've always prided myself on never being bored. In fact I viewed boredom as a kind of weakness. However one day I finally realised that it was boredom - huge clouds of boredom - which had driven much of my behaviour throughout the years. Realising this was quite empowering and humbling in some ways.

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