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Mise En Scene

I'm laying
on a crooked metal frame.
Shadows from the wall, from the fan on
the ceiling; cast the
shading aside in but marks
on the pillows.
From cigarettes.
I have here a desk,
of delaying likelihood;
we manage
to keep change away. For a while,
and a taste of the midnight moonshine.

We are
hooded figures
without hoods. That is to say,
but not at the cost of our sight,
and we hold candlesticks
out in the open,
like in a trance.
Because we saw the things we wanted:
frameless paintings or
colorfully built doorways.
But none of this
makes you feel listened to. It's not your
turn, right now.
It will be eventually.

Does it mean anymore
than arbitration in letters, in sounds?
mouth this with me:
I like
the way nothingness feels.
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Written on July 11, 2021

Submitted by joed.03185 on September 17, 2021

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Joseph Donelson

An 18 year old poet from Denver, Colorado with a love for all types of arts. Aspiring poet, writer, filmmaker, and musician. With inspiration drawn from all around, Donelson's style is representative of modern introspection within the younger generations. more…

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