Make the Static Go Away

Thomas W Case

Make the static go
the dead-dog depression;
the fleas tip-toeing across
my brain.
Hate locks the
door to the heart,
and puts the
soul in a cage.
The rage consumes,
like a west coast fire.

Make the static go
the electric anxiety;
the butterflies swimming in
my blood.
Love is a fantasy,
a fairy tale for children.
the mind and
subdues the heart.

Give me sweet
apathy, beautiful
sedation, let me
float in bliss;
untethered by emotion.
Let me get lost, deep
in the core of the orchid,
and sail aimless,
in the
vast chasm
of the sea.
Give me radical

  • Author: Thomas W Case (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: January 6th, 2024 00:38
  • Comment from author about the poem: Check out my book, Seedy Town Blues on Amazon and please subscribe to my youtube channel.
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  • Views: 23
  • User favorite of this poem: Alan R.
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  • orchidee

    Ahh, I got into this poem - orchid. lol.

  • Alan R

    Make the static go
    the electric anxiety... Love that part

    • Thomas W Case

      Thank you, I appreciate it.

    • Teddy.15

      Superb, your first stanza brings the aching misery of what must be depression, not only is it an extremely important subject but you have managed to write with great dignity. Kudos.

      • Thomas W Case

        Thank you so much, I appreciate it.

      • hzugman

        Love your poems and the video idea. My comment on today's poem:
        Love IS a fantasy - a delightful life-firming fantasy. and after all, we all are children (and I don't want to ever "grow up")

        • Thomas W Case

          Thank you. Much appreciated.

        • sorenbarrett

          "radical lethargy" a great juxtaposition of terms. Very nice enjoyed the rhyme as well.

        • Introverted Sage

          The turbulence and dichotomy of life and the mind are at times relentless.
          Good one

        • seventeen

          i feel honored to be able to read this!! gentle and consuming

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