Sunday, June 23, 2013

hubris

Stanley Kubrick for Look Magazine, 1949 
complex edge takes me away from the beaten tracks
we have become still pictures in this forest of feelings
my lie has grown so pale
answers are not needed now
you will throw the files
I will light that gas with this lighter
burning all the invisible mess

"still I need a class or two to unlearn you
but in the vintage mode"

17 comments:

Kay said...

love love love the second line...fab!

Aurora Hylton said...

I wasn't sure what to do with the Mag picture. Something might come to me yet.
This poem makes me think of my first marriage at its end. Luckily the second one has worked out far better!

jabblog said...

The end of a relationship is so hard to live through - hopefully, good memories will eventually be all that remain.

Jinksy said...

Unlearning? Hmmm... difficult...

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love "we have become still pictures in this forest of feelings". Wowzers!

Tess Kincaid said...

I especially like your concluding line in quotes...

oldegg said...

It is a wonder that opposites stay together for so long. Perhaps admission of failure is worse than denial. Unlearning is something that can't be learned only endured. What a contemplative piece this is.

McGuffy Ann said...

I really like this one! Well said.

brenda w said...

Still pictures in this forest of feelings... Brilliant!!

Here's mine:
http://undercaws.com/2013/06/22/the-souls-arsonist/

Nana Jo said...

The last line really resonates with me ..."unlearn you but in the vintage mode".

kaykuala said...

I will light that gas with this lighter
burning all the invisible mess

A lot of wrongs and hiccups are rarely seen but are felt strongly by those at the receiving end! Truly said Gautami!

Hank

Brother Ollie said...

I can relate to this piece - got some of the hubris knocked out of me lately. Blesses I guess.

Susie Clevenger said...

Great...unlearn difficult, but we can change. :) Love it!

Ella said...

I love your ending...unlearning is so difficult, when emotions are tied inside! Well done

Helena said...

What a cracking, finishing quote!

Myrna R. said...

I've missed your clever, insightful and beautiful writing. Glad I read this one, very soulful.

Hope you're doing well.

Sue said...

I like that last line. Would that it were so easy, eh?

=)