Monday, November 18, 2013

Hyphema



In the eyes of a leader
seeing the face of the devil
as you're writing scripture 
pressing your hand against the page 
to see the image clearer
startled at the resemblance 
forgetting the words to your scripture 
like looking at a mirror on the ground

what do you say to yourself when every sign of 
aging, fear, doubt and anxiety are in full view 
farthest from vanity at a pisser's angle?





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14 comments:

Brian Miller said...

perspective...a pissers point of view....hopefully we are not pissing on ourselves, but...

Brian Miller said...

nice beat through the first bit....

Joseph Hesch said...

SLAM! That ending giving us a real lesson in POV.

Claudia said...

parts of this made me think of martin luther and what he saw in that castle when translating scripture

Björn said...

Loved it from the beginning into that final twist. Mad me think.

ayala said...

what do you say to yourself when every sign of
aging, fear, doubt and anxiety are in full view
farthest from vanity at a pisser's angle?...great words, powerful and thought provoking.

Mary said...

That ending definitely makes ME question. Wheew!

emmett wheatfall said...

That ending is a fabuloust twist. (No pun intended). The relection in the toilet below is stark contrast to the page being a mirror in your poem. That's the subtle stuff I find brilliant about your work. Bravo sir, bravo!

Dorianna (paintswithwords) said...

surprising twist at the end but a fantastic one..what do you say to yourself when the ego is stripped..liked your poem

Aidz Giannini said...

I drank in every line , cept that last piss take ;)

grapeling said...

strong pen ~

J Cosmo Newbery said...

As someone who 'takes the piss' (is that an international saying or just Oz? Don't know.) I can relate. As someone wracked with doubts, the coat fits very well.

rumoursofrhyme said...

That last question is almost totally gender-specific; the girls don't get the questionable benefit of that angle on things!

mrs mediocrity said...

I love the question in this, what do we say to ourselves? Sometimes it is simply stubbornness that gets us through.
At any angle. :)