Overflow

 

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Introduction

This is a collection of poems coming from the heart and the soul - written in a moment of emotional overflow. 


The experience of an overflow of emotions. 
There's a scenario. There's a word.
There's writing. 
Creativity blooms. Fingers across the keyboard.
One more word. 
One more sentence.
One more.
And done, the mind is empty.
Space for what is next.

Writing down the act of the mind. 
 

 

 

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Blackout

Lights out. Lights on. Lights out. 
Television on. Television off. Television on. 
Paper in the garbage bin. Return to the garbage bin. The paper was important.
No more garbage bags. 
Open door, close door. 
One step, two steps, three steps, four steps, walk walk walk. 
Five steps, six steps, seven steps.
The keys. The wallet. The jacket.
Go back up. Count the stairs.
One, two, three, four, walk...
Open door, close door. 
Lights on. The sun is shining. Lights off. 
Television off. Nobody is home. Nobody is watching.
Wallet. Keys. Jacket. 
All over the floor. Mess.
Pile of clothes.
Fall.
Salt on floor. Film night last night.
Popcorn. 
Remember, remember. 
Garbage bags. 
Open door, close door. 
Step, step, step, walk..
Wallet. Keys. Jacket. 
Forgotten. 
Go back up. Count the stairs. 
Step, step, step...
Door again. 
Darkness. Cloud covered sun. 
Light switch is gone. 
Hardwood floor. Split, split, split. 
The couch, the remote. 
A bowl of cereal.
An empty bowl.
Television on. Television off. Television on.
Paper in cereal bowl. Useless paper.
Asleep. Forgotten.
No new garbage bags. 

 

 

 

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Disquietude

Steps from above.
Pages being flipped.
Students bickering about being tripped.
Computers are on. Screens shine light.
Someone is ready for the day's fight.
Flip the page. Another page. Another page.
Read. Understand. Talk.
Talk. Talk. Talk.
Pressure in the lower stomach.
To go or not to go.
Need to go.
Just 5 minutes.
Done.
Missed explanation.
Lost in anxiety. 
To ask or not to ask.
No. Anxiety. No.
People talk. People work.
Might just sit here and lurk.
Breath focus. Heart focus.
Time.
Class is over.
Carry on.

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Acquisition

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Bittersweet

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Contemplation

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