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corrosive scabbing of self indulgence

by Matthew Sharp

Social sterility probability drilling neurofilling facility spilling the cavity anatomy of gravity adding to the singularity its embarrasing what were cherishing doused in kerosene conspiring heresy a fire burns off the attire til the classless swims and splashes the ashes cover the earth the masses worth their weight in work as hard as it can empty handed mans plan to stand up and fall down destroying the very ground in which it was found pounded into dust the crust is just the begging the gears spinning into the bore shatters the core driven to want more than there is a bunch of kids preadolecent angst airplanes and tanks the banks the shores no more is it yours to squandor the safety of your plastic sky we hit our heads cripple and dead overfed and not willing to try to live or die a sustained component caught in the moment by moment the pages flipped through. burn the book, cease to continue.

04/22/2010

Author's Note:

Posted on 04/22/2010
Copyright © 2020 Matthew Sharp

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Gabriel Ricard on 04/22/10 at 09:08 PM

Dizzying and just stunning.

Posted by Julie Adams on 04/26/10 at 12:09 PM

I think this is my first glimpse into your library and I am loving it...ur fervor and movement is electric...I love the thought patterns u create, the mental arcs, the associative relations of words and flexibility of their usage...a pleasure to read u, would love to see you read tho, I imagine the volts come to life...peace to u poet, jewels xo

Posted by George Hoerner on 05/06/10 at 04:09 PM

I'm sure it is my first time and I like what I see in this piece. Good write.

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