“Monotony”

“Monotony”

Monotony abides the inverse to eternity since we last prayed,
And so to arms and legs, and chest, a shallow glimpse into the mirror’s relay
There with all angels and their demons on track,
Mental ferris wheels to feed the ego. Creature comforts and divorce
(Whichever comes to mind) as skin and moisture, open nostrils
In the midst and mist of hostile winds and waters, lesser thrills
Than what you thought you’d find there in the tub.
But then, you’ve done it all, . . . what lamp to rub,
What nerve to prick to wake the dead within
Or titillate the whole without, and feel the skin
Of something close to human and possibly alive.
So much to do at fours and fives
In autumn afternoons or deep in winter’s snows: so creeps the dusk
Of possibles in the binding of the summer’s ledger and maybes in the dust.

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2 responses to ““Monotony”

  1. can I have a rub on Aladdin’s Lamp? That’s the first thing which came to mind on reading this and the second one being I do most of my composing int’ bath. Seems it helps my brain cells for some reason, maybe I need the humidity? My Digital Voice Recorder comes in so, so handy too. … It chases all my demons away. the soak not the DVR … Enjoyed this one just as if I’d had the pleasure of a looooong , relaxing soak. .. xPenx

  2. Fascinating… The first and last words are my Favs this time 🙂

    “Monotony abides the inverse to eternity since we last prayed…”

    Prayer is the high-point of my days; longing for the Presence of God the goad to get to prayer…

    “…so creeps the dusk
    Of possibles in the binding of the summer’s ledger and maybes in the dust.”

    There are so many things on my dusty To-Do list–I set it up so it repeats its messages until I do something or delete it–yet… some dust can be Holy–back to Prayer–back to Hope that God accepts my doings………

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