You Cry Over Me Like Rain – Oceans Apart!


Mano a mano taut our mutually limp and gnarled fingers
bony hooks draped with blotched flesh – varicose veined,
decubitus descent, and aged arthritic anatomy
like a scorched oxbow lake cruelly desiccating topography!
* * * * * * * *
They inevitably slipped through conscious stream.
Time frames punctuated by epochal maelstroms
When initial passions felt fraught
with rocky outcroppings and severe turbulence
soundlessly pounding internal with deafening sound!
* * * * * * * *
We shoal drown into an edifying seasoned whirlpool
of tearful lashing sorrows eventually
emptying into the estuary of lake lachrymose!
* * * * * * * *
Grand canyons of angst riddled tributaries
writ upon cortex cruelly summoned in latter years
of our lives, when the ravages of senescence
eroded that once youthful searing robust physiognomy
emblematic of health at the zenith of vitality
extant now only in the imaginary celluloid silent film
poking the hibernating bear of nostalgia
before the onset of dementia praecox
neurological scaffold collapsing identity to darkness!

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Matthew Scott Harris

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çhåråc†e® ske†çh øƒ m円hew sçø†† hå®®is! ™Born in Cincinnati that buckeye state January 13th 1959 – 57+ years to date A tangle of arms & legs testing lungs, which sounded great He kind of resembled a misshapen octopus with oval pate Glowering inxs of deep purple from blue mood being irate Thrust out the womb of Harriet Harris whom Boyce did date After courting this youngest Kuritsky kin whose ill-fate Whisked by grim reaper, which demise she did hate For her being imbued with vim and vinegar til illness ate Away her je nais sais quois personable maternal trait Evident during my boyhood reflected by her son of late As he too inches closer to his mortality and Hades gate Aware that each day ought to be cherished as the rate Of time courses down zip line where grim reaper does wait Attired in brand name hoodie swinging scythe across oblate Spheroid i.e. terrestrial firmament – though years some great Yet to be lived – trying to re cap cha childhood bliss b4 freight Train on a collision course toward self-destruction ala tete a tete With Anorexia Nervosa as thy then coveted deadly mate A brutal hellish spiral down in2 abysmal depths of despair did create Indelible psychological affects undermined existence I now equate writ horrendous emotional, physical n social gouge within pate Pledged troth ('bout 2+ decades ago), which spouse oft times berate For lack of expressed concern and attests schizoid psychic slate irrevocably seared and stunted natural development where I rate prepubescent, early adulthood mental illness did grate Against once boisterously playful innocent boy crushed potentate Only male heir from me deceased mother who tried to extirpate Mailer daemons who forged suicide pact and via voice did dictate Albeit without success, yet decry forsaken innate Experiences with female relationships off viz poisoned bait!
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