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#ThrowdownThursday 11/30/17…my latest on .@ImageCurve: Scattered So Early #Haibun #haiku #poetry

Scattered So Early

BY FRANK J. TASSONE · 30TH NOVEMBER 2017

A body in full rebellion

Stomach cramps

nausea

vertigo

A mind in disarray

Swirling thoughts

Songs

Mania rising, falling

Winds in full swirl

Chime singing,

Newly budding maples

swaying

 

A clock that ticks mercilessly on

 

morning sky

indifference to suffering

or relief

 

First published in Image Curve, November 30, 2017

 

photo by nikko macaspac on Unsplash

 

for dVerse OLN #209

update: for Poets United–Midweek Motif 1/10/18–the body

 

 

25 replies »

  1. Isn’t it cruel? How dare the sun rise again? This was a theme I explored in the summer when a family friend lost his whole family -three kids and a pregnant wife – in a terrible car accident on their way to vacation bible school. I love how you moved around the page as if desperate to find an inkling of solace. Maybe this is taboo but I sympathize with those who don’t ever find the strength to keep struggling not to drown.

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  2. In one moment’s pause there are maples and chimes–and life is like that, even full body panic allows awareness of life! Let the dawn be indifferent, that body wants to be alive! Your poem gives me a sense of the merciless, but I hope it was just one parachute jump and not the entire ball game.

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