Repost of a Collaborative Poem — I can not find any way alone (ft. Ryan Hair)

 

I came across this post the other eve, and I absolutely love the idea of a collaborative poem. I love the way each other’s words swirl around each other.  Thank you, Lucy!

 

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This is a collaborative poem between me and Ryan Hair. I wrote the lines in italics, while his lines are in regular font. I do hope you enjoy our poem; it was quite thrilling to write it together.

 

As I go through this journey of life, I can not find any way alone. I need you by my side. I need you to be my true north, my compass, and my guide.

Subdued, my dear.

Unreeling in the emptiness

in limb by limb

we are dreaming;

the wind howls

and endures the body of the crow

and pigeon,

It consumed me, as I walk in the world. Know that I am lost and alone. I button my coat and hug myself, trying to shield myself from damp and dark.

You see me, I see you

the waves cast illusion

into the eye of the eve;

dead flowers

my bare fingers

trace

each white catalpa dead, and a sea

continues to flow  

My only companion is the cold winter wind, which is cutting through the wool of my coat

Blood sweat falls from the thorns

and white petals

like fingernails; the winter wind shuts

my eyes, I see you, I see you,

but in prose, these pleas are lost;

our madness deadens the membrane

of us.

(more)

……… https://lucysworks.com/2020/07/18/i-can-not-find-any-way-alone-ft-ryan-hair/

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