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As If

by laurafraser 

Posted: 24 January 2005
Word Count: 142

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Memories of whispers that I’d wished were screams
Make me pull my duvet cover
Right over my head
As if this will make them seem like dreams.

Turquoise painted lips pout behind a window in a café -
I think they are directed at a boy in dungarees
Who sits alone,
As if assured of comfort somewhere else.

Fingers tap nervously on teacup-imprinted desks,
Gudang guram cigarettes sit like battered twigs in stolen ashtrays
From bars this child no longer visits
As if to deny his pillage.

Amnesiac elephants meander and stumble down cobbled streets,
As if confused by their role, their significance.
Their tears shatter me.
I feel convicted, as if someone has just sentenced my soul.

The wish to forget
Is forever entwined
With the beauty of remembrance:
Visits to bars,
Elephants who cry
And someone asleep in a bed.

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Beanie Baby at 22:08 on 25 January 2005  Report this post

Ticonderoga at 15:41 on 26 January 2005  Report this post
This feels extremely personal; there are some glorious images used, wich sometimes harmonise and sometimes clash to excellent effect; I feel quite a lot of pain in this, but there's a good leavening of dark humour, too. Fine piece.



laurafraser at 17:37 on 26 January 2005  Report this post
Beanie-thankyou for your word! enthused by your enthusiasm xlaura

mike-actually not personal at all-i wanted to simply create a piece with stiking images, things that might seem as if they could almost be personal
i am not a great forgetor the past is the past for me, and i think people should move forward rather than dwell, but i know that for many this can be painful and/or difficult to do so...
thank-you very much for reading and letting me know your interpretation

Ticonderoga at 15:27 on 28 January 2005  Report this post
Well.........ya fooled me, kiddo!!!

Mike ;-)

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