Sunday, 19 July 2009

lost wonder follows the flies
lost walking shirts and ties
shrieking across hallways
confused in time.

lost falling yellow worms
lost in places without turns
accessing green card
suprised by shadows.

lost in celebration of the moment
lost on a street of this moment
chasing each others arms
followed around by plastic dolls


  1. in this poem the illusion of time highlighted in 'make up in our heads' becomes a grotesque fantasty. The empty faces of businessmen, surrounded by screams echoing off hallway walls disorientate and frieghten the reader, who is 'suprised by shadows'. the hall or passage is a liminal zone, where feelings of being lost might be hieghtend.

    Again the theme of yellow emerges. In the 'fat man on a hill 'yellow string' is refered to, and in this poem 'yellow worms'. Perhaps the writer could give some insight into the significance of this recurring image?

    'lost on a street of this moment' mint!

    the confusion of time is mocked by the linearity of a street, the rush, the hub-bub, in memory, people are but dolls, in the moment of sought embrace, even a person can have a plastic face

    micheal jackson

  2. here's something about halls I didnt write

    little boy lost/ he takes himself so seriously/ he brags of his misery/ he likes to live dangerously/ and when bringing her name up/ he speaks of a farewell kiss to me/ he sure got a lot of gall/ to be so useless and all/ muttering small talk at the wall/ while I'm in the hall/ how can I explain/ it's so hard to get on

    The ghost of electricity howls in the bones of her face/ Mona Lisa musta had the highway blues/ You can tell by the way she smiles/ The harmonicas play the skeleton keys and the rain/ In the empty lot where the ladies play blindman's bluff with the key chain