Leo Rising: Dedicated to my mother

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Leo Rising: Dedicated to my mother

Postby ravenrussell » Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:52 am

"Leo Rising"
Dedicated to my late mother.

The carpet coughed up a red Rorschach.
In somber silence I spit cirrhosis.
Spinning barstool pillows, half-gallon snooze button.

3 a.m. slot machine affairs,
methamphetamine prophylactic protection.
Nightmare dream companion, shadow creature expansion.

Guilt spread like bread crumbs back to yesterday.
Hansel and Gretel are co-dependent,
and addicted to eating witch for dinner.

The floor passed out, linoleum shook epilepticly.
With borrowed time, we drank the clocks away.
Thinning hair, clotting arteries, spotting memories, dimming.

You can lie to your friends and family,
but at the end of the night you go home with your liver,
and you can't lie to your liver.

I now see glimmer out of glum, shimmer rather than rum.
Spirit sparing, perception like lilac to the lush.
Mindsets housing feelings that I never grew up.

With hopeful gasps, fresh air conceives within me.
New dreams bubble apple blossoms across tomorrow.
Harvest filled continents, planets of ripe days.

By: Russell Jay Keenan
8/4/2016
Peace to all.
-Raven
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Re: Leo Rising: Dedicated to my mother

Postby ink » Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:26 pm

wow... deep, powerful
we are, what we allow to occupy us..





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Re: Leo Rising: Dedicated to my mother

Postby AliceElite » Mon Oct 03, 2016 2:53 pm

How does this only have one reply? This is amazing.

"you can't lie to your liver" - someone should tell my dad. :( that stanza killed me.
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Re: Leo Rising: Dedicated to my mother

Postby ravenrussell » Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:08 pm

I'm glad you like that line Alice, is the only one I've ever plagiarized. My mom actually copied it from my cousin and had it on a note card when we looked through her stuff after she was dead. She always quoted my cousin with the name Uncle Coyote. Her pen name was Amelia Alive. Both her and my cousin died from alcohol or drugs. One reason I dedicated that poem to her is because of that line. I was really proud of her and my cousin for thinking that way during their lifetime. I know she thanks you for liking that line. I'll pray for your dad have a great day.
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