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Tuesday
Mar122013

System Restore

The bed sheets rustle.

You're an octopus of hands

here and there, and everywhere

I haven't been touched before.

 

You take me to a foreign country

crude in its customs.

The currency of my innocence is no good;

you smirk at it as if it were fool's gold,

though there's no denying

the telltale flush of your quickening desire.

 

Hostage to your navigations

I'm your own private stowaway

unwitting visitor to continents

for which I have no map, no passport

and no desire to visit.

 

I want to return home;

 

I want the used-to-be

before the never-again of it all,

want to set my brain, my spirit, my heart

to system restore,

to a time before . . .

 

you.

 

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Reader Comments (5)

Wow. Just wow! Even though the words are horrifying, I had to read it several times. I love the idea of a system restore.

March 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKali

Oh, this is just awesome!!! Some of your phrases are simply stunning, like recognizing yourself reflected in the eyes of a tiger you meet in the woods. Captivating. Haunting. Real.

-- SynthGirl
www.SynthiaMasters.com

March 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSynthGirl

Wouldn't we all like that option with life?

I realize I could have expanded this little poem but I was too tired to do so. It says what I meant to express, so I guess it's as long as it needs to be.

March 20, 2013 | Registered Commenterbeautifuldreamer

Hi there. The last 2 or 3 comments I left on your blog never showed up - including one yesterday. At first I thought you just didn't approve them - and that is okay -- but I just wanted to make sure... so this is a TEST comment, heehee.

March 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSynthGirl

Hmm, I checked my comments and I don't see any you've left recently, aside from this one. One of those cyberspace mysteries!

March 21, 2013 | Registered Commenterbeautifuldreamer

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