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Bones Shake Songs



Past's imagery is drawn on reality,
colour's added slowly - passions, desires,
hopes and ideals; interacting wildly.
Curled tightly inside the mind's corner; dreams
spin her footsteps through gestures of goodbye.

Needles of experience rapid-fire
into the cold wealth memory gathers.
Gulps and coughs display the stomach-pump's wares,
new sheets swallow gasps; foetal positioned.

The present explodes in delicacy;
a work of art - constantly it changes
as blood surfaces: smoothly wiped away.
Naked to experience - bones shake songs
while yesterday's chants sip shaded remains.

Time's old language beats steadily against
the pock-marked skin of cool delicious life.
Blues intermingle with paper thin stares,
stains dry on the bed of deserted love.
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Ian Sawicki has been writing poetry for over twenty years. He is a Manchester born poet, who has dedicated his life to exploration and composition of poetry. His work reflects the many great influential experiences of his life, the pain, the pleasure combined to create new exciting poetry. If anyone is interested in my books then please visit my lulu storefront. All artwork on these books is by my own hand. http://stores.lulu.com/chasingtheday more…

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