High Above Verbena


high above Verbena

perfect blue

a bucket-full of baggage


kissing wind as shapes of something else;


from this, a perfect prose

of devil-weed

drinking late

a tavern-blood

thicker than the spit of infamy;


choking on the vomit of a kiss

through a history of trees

bound by love

in an oregano shell of incarnate;


as heavy as the semen on a quill

that pumps it's thirteen numbers on my back

foliage free

as naked as a whisper through a crack.


no turning back

no hacking cough to hide a lullaby.

a better way to fly

hanging with the acorns

through the circus of a smile;


look close my eyes as painted in a scream

I am lost in Daubigny's Garden

in a suicidal dream;












  • Author: Melvin James (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: November 15th, 2023 13:06
  • Category: Reflection
  • Views: 13
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  • Thomas W Case

    Great imagery and use of language.

  • aDarkerMind

    thank you my friend

  • Lil

    Great writing!!!

    • aDarkerMind

      thank you Lil

      most kind

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