Caught In A Landslide

21 Aug

I am a fine friend, and a terrible canard

I am an honored consultant, and a
Silly obsessive fool.

I am amazing, and ignored
I am your bestie, and I am abhorred.

Lost and found, this is my life
Oh Internet, you are
Excessively full of strife.

A little is inevitable
It’s just the weather
You know how that goes

We know how that goes

But lately this cyclone
Just never goes away
Circling around above
Howling like a revenant

So I am thinking maybe all
These words are beside the point
And maybe I will just use
Or cuneiform
Or some new thing I invent
To attempt to communicate ineffectually
Because this one isn’t working all that well.

So I am thinking about switching
To a new language
Likely as incomprehensible
But perhaps more attractive

I could draw it myself
I could carve its symbols into stray detritus
Or my flesh
I could use it to imagine forever

It would keep track
When I can’t anymore

There would be something reassuring
About all that. But meanwhile

It’s late and soon, and what’s left of the birds around here
Will show up soon, and the inexorable sun will dawn

And here I will be, here on my couch
Writing words, hoping for change.

7 Responses to “Caught In A Landslide”

  1. purplesagefem 2016/08/21 at 4:05 am #

    Mercury retrograde. Also, when I saw the title I started singing Bohemian Rhapsody.

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    • Miep 2016/08/21 at 4:09 am #

      Thanks, I must go listen to that now.

      I’m doing a theme here using song snippets another blogger does for her photos, as titles for my work. She’s very cool. I told her I was doing this, I should link back to her. I just wasn’t sure I’d keep doing it.

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      • purplesagefem 2016/08/21 at 4:10 am #

        “Caught in a landslide, no escape from reality.” Sounds about right.

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        • Miep 2016/08/21 at 4:12 am #

          I was thinking about the Fleetwood Mac landslide song. Art always shakes you around.

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          • bullydawg 2016/08/23 at 1:01 pm #

            Yeah, Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Landslide’ comes to mind whenever I see that word. Had a convo with a tumblr user the other night about just that very song and how the meanings have changed for each of us over the years. I use a variety of music when I’m writing, develop playlists for characters to set mood and tone. Puts me right in the space I need to be for whatever I’m working on. Also helps me recall how I felt about things, what I thought as a teenager, a twenty-something, and so on, whenever I use music from those times in my life. So yeah, I get this.

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  2. Miep 2016/08/21 at 4:15 am #

    Here’s Tata, she’s delightful.


  3. Miep 2016/08/23 at 1:12 pm #

    Thanks BD. I like your writing a great deal.


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